Board of Governors

The John Carter Brown Library is managed by a fifteen-member Board of Governors whose responsibility is to provide strategic direction for the Library. In addition, the Board is responsible for assessing and hiring its Director and Librarian.

Members of the 2019-2020 Board of Governors are:

  • Rolena Adorno
  • Olivier Berggruen
  • Antonio Bonchristiano
  • Sylvia E. Brown
  • Timothy C. Forbes
  • Paul R. S. Gebhard
  • Joseph Meisel (Brown University Librarian, ex officio)
  • Gilbert C. Meister 
  • Christina H. Paxson (Brown University President, ex officio)
  • Pamela Reeves
  • Matthew Restall
  • David Rumsey
  • Neil Safier (JCB Director, ex officio)
  • Clinton I. Smullyan, Jr.
  • John Stuart
  • William Twaddell, Chairman