Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, January 15, 2013

Agenda

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8:30 a.m.

Harold Washington Library Center
Multi-Purpose Room, Lower Level
400 South State Street
 
  1. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting on October 16, 2012, November 13, 2012 and December 18, 2012 (action required)
  2. Commissioner’s report
  3. Report of the Committee on Administration and Finance
    • Schedule of Contracts and Requisitions (none)
    • 2013 Kelly Fund Budget Request (Administration & Finance Committee – action required)
  4. Report of the Committee on Facilities
  5. Chicago Public Library Foundation, Rhona S. Frazin, CEO
  6. Other Business
    • Retirements:  Carolyn Mulac, General Information Services, Division Chief, (44 years),  Margaret Kier, Social Science & History Division Chief (33 years),  Doréna Wenger, Branch Manager, Jefferson Park (32 years), and  William Jenkins, Librarian, Social, Science, and History (27 years)
  7. Questions and comments from the audience

Next Board Meeting

To be determined

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Library convened at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the Harold Washington Library Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.

Board Members in Attendance

  • Linda Johnson Rice, President
  • Christopher P. Valenti, Secretary
  • Cristina Benitez
  • Josephine Gómez
  • Israel Idonije
  • Lynn Lockwood

Absent

  • Susan S. Hassan
  • Julia Zhu

Also in attendance were Commissioner Brian Bannon, 1st Deputy Commissioner Andrea Sáenz, Deputy Commissioner Katie Ludwig, Assistant Commissioners Andrea Telli and Greta Bever and other members of the Library staff.

Others

  • Rhona S. Frazin, President & CEO, The Chicago Public Library Foundation

Members of the Public

  • Jackson Blue, patron
  • Rev. Doyle Landry, Positive Vision,
  • Albany Park residents Kathryn Pensack and Una White

Approval of the Minutes

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes of the minutes of the Library Board’s regular meetings on October 16, 2012, November 20, 2012 and December 18, 2012.

Commissioner’s Report

Commissioner Brian Bannon reported the following:

  • On January 10, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Chicago Public Library’s Teacher in the Library program will expand to every Chicago Public Library location in the City. This program, with support from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and in partnership with some local colleges and universities, will allow the Library to provide a “teacher-in-training” or certified teacher to provide homework help for children.
  • The Library conducted a one week pilot project over the winter break of its redesigned Summer Reading Program called Winter Learning Challenge. Over 2,000 children participated through online activities, logging reading time, and discovery activities and projects.
  • The Chicago Public Library will expand its One Book, One Chicago for the entire year. More will be reported later in the year.
  • The Chicago Public Library is pleased to announce that it was awarded a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services to create a Maker Lab on the third floor at the Harold Washington Library Center, making the Library the first major urban library in the country to build one. Development of this project the result of research conducted by Mission Measurement that looked at key impact areas for patrons such as better access and spaces for enrichment and discovery particularly in areas of emerging technology. This research and the Maker Space was made possible through the support of the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

Ms. Yolande Wilburn, a Chicago Public Library librarian, and a member and leader of the Library committee that conducted the research and planning that resulted in the proposed Maker Lab presented a visual report on the project.

Ms. Wilburn explained further that the Committee conducted research in 2012 to explore new ideas that would support the library user’s success in life by looking at what other libraries around the world were doing, exploring global innovation taking place outside of libraries, and visiting Chicago organizations to see what they were doing. The Library reviewed new learning models and the tools that are being used to achieve results that not only would allow users to read, learn and discover but to create as well. Some of the places visited include: Free Geek, an organization that allows volunteers to learn the dynamics of computer recycling while earning credits which can be used to purchase their own recycled computer hardware; Pumping Station: One, a local hacker space where members build and create whatever they imagine; Northwestern University’s Engineering Lab where young students are being mentored in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) tools; the Museum of Science and Industry Fab Lab which gives visitors the opportunity to test out the tools of industrial design and fabrication; Columbia College, where they are using industrial design tools to expand how artists create; and 1871, which allows members to explore digital application and software creation as well as incubation of those creations. Ms. Wilbur reported that the Library discovered a vibrant and active community of collaborative learners in these communities that not only feel good about what they are creating but were willing to share that knowledge openly with others to improve lives and livelihoods. These organizations offer the opportunity for members to become the experts and share knowledge dissemination through active self directed learning. This spirit echoes the mission of the Chicago Public Library with the exception that many of these organizations charge fees which can create barriers to entry for the underserved populations, novices and new citizens who face language and digital divide issues. After much exploration we believed that a maker space within the library could provide an entry point to learning, career/business options and digital literacy for residents at all stages of their lives.

Ms. Wilburn reported that the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant will give the Library the opportunity to open its own maker space as one of the first of many initiatives to explore new ideas and allow it to create a rapid prototype maker space which will help it determine libraries’ on-going role within the maker community while serving as an entry point that is accessible to all. In addition, valuable research will be collected so that the results can be shared and provide a model that can be replicated by other libraries and institutions around the world.

Director Lynn Lockwood asked when the Library will open the Maker Lab. Commissioner Bannon responded that the Library is planning to have the Lab open in time for the American Library Association’s June 2013 Conference or shortly thereafter. The Lab will be similar to the Library’s YOUmedia space. Youth will be encouraged to use the space and the equipment to create digital media which will help them learn the process of fabricating 3D objects and opens up opportunities for creativity.

Administration and Finance

Board President Rice gave the report of the Administration and Finance Committee. The Committee met at the Harold Washington Library Center on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

President Rice reported that there is no Schedule of Contracts and Requisitions for the month of January 2013.

President Rice reported that the Library presented its 2013 Kelly Fund Budget request (Attachment A) for the Committee’s approval. Since there was no quorum at the Committee meeting, President Rice invited Jennifer Ross, Director of Human Resources to report briefly on the request.

Ms. Ross explained that the Kelly Fund is used to fund opportunities of professional development for staff, the Library’s annual All Staff Institute Day, and the annual Cindy Pritzker Lecture Series.

Commissioner Bannon added that the Library’s request for 2013 is $55,000 ($45,000 for FY 2013 & $10,000 carried over from the 2012 Pritzker Lecture that did not take place because of administrative transition). This is roughly the stipulated maximum of 5% of the Fund’s value, which is in keeping with the Board’s self imposed 5% of the Fund’s value

In addition, the Library is asking the Committee to consider approving the additional use of $10,000 that was previously approved by the Committee for the Library’s annual Cindy Pritzker Lecture Series, which has not been offered because of new Library management transition.

President Rice moved that the Committee approve the request. The motion was seconded and passed.

Facilities Committee

Director Christopher Valenti gave the report for the Facilities Committee. The Committee met at the Harold Washington Library Center on Wednesday, January 9.

Director Valenti reported that the Committee approved the minutes of the Facilities Committee’s November 14, 2012 and December 12, 2012 meetings.

Director Valenti reported that Morton Coburn, Director of Library Building Programs, presented the Library’s Capital Improvement Projects report (Attachment B). Director Valenti highlighted the following from the report:

  • Humboldt Park Branch: Construction of this 5,000 square foot expansion of the existing branch is now complete. Staff are now on site and readying the branch for opening soon. There will be no LEED certification for this project.
  • Edgewater Branch: Interior work continues on this new 16,533 square foot, two-story branch library, which will replace a former 11,000 square foot building that was constructed in 1973. The Library anticipates a gold LEED certificate for this project, which is expected to be completed by the spring of 2013.
  • Back of the Yards: This new 8,000 square foot branch will be co-located with a Back of the Yards High School at 2111 W. 47th Street. Completed thus far in collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools: floor plan of service (furnishings), and related electrical and data outlets, carpet colors to emphasize pre-school, teen and adult areas of seating, and wall treatments. An emphasis was placed on contemporary designs for furnishings. The Chicago Public School Board anticipates substantial completion of this project by July 2013.
  • Albany Park: This 16,295 square foot, one-story branch library is currently in the design phase. The construction Document Delivery Schedule was revised by the Public Building Commission. The AOR Team will submit the 90% construction drawings and specifications on January 16, 2013. The revised schedule now shows that the permit drawings will be issued on February 18, issued for bid on February 28, and opened for bids on March 28, 2013.
  • Whitney Young: One of the parcels on the site for this new 16,295 square foot, single level structure will be undergoing soil remediation beginning in March 2013 for completion by September 2013.
  • Chinatown Branch Library: TIF funds in the amount of $12 million dollars has been identified for the construction of this branch. The City Council designated the parcels (2101-2115 S. Archer Avenue, 2100-2119 S. Wentworth Avenue and 2114 S. Wentworth Avenue) for the construction of a new branch. This project will be funded by TIF (Tax Increment Financing) in the amount of $12 million dollars. Commissioner Bannon continues to work with the Public Building Commission and the Architect of Record on a new design for this project.
  • Woodson Regional Library Façade: 9525 South Halsted Street (no change)
  • Independence Branch Library: 3548 W. Irving Park Road (no change)
  • No funding is in place for construction.

Director Valenti reported that Theresa Mah (Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community) and Mike Ulrich both residents of the Chinatown community, and Kathryn Pensack, a resident of the Albany Park community, attended the meeting.

Foundation Report

Rhona Frazin, President and CEO of the Chicago Public Library Foundation presented the report (Attachment C) for the Foundation.

Other Business

Commissioner Bannon reported that the following Chicago Public Library staff members have elected to retire from the Chicago Public Library: Carolyn Mulac, General Information Services, Division Chief, (44 years); Margaret Kier, Social Science & History Division Chief (33 years); Doréna Wenger, Branch Manager, Jefferson Park (32 years); and William Jenkins, Librarian, Social, Science, and History (27 years). The Library offers its sincere thanks to them for their many years of dedicated service to the Chicago Public Library and to the people of Chicago and extends to them its congratulations and best wishes.

Commissioner Bannon presented the Library’s proposal to consolidate the Library Board’s meetings (Attachment D). This does not require action by the Board, but does require proper public notice. The full Board concurred with the changes to the calendar.

Questions and Comments from the Audience

Ms. Una White, a member of the Albany Park Library Committee, presented petitions signed by residents of the Albany Park community in support of a new branch.

Mr. Jackson Blue, commented about openness of the Chicago Public Library Board and Committee meetings and asked if the Library’s Teacher in the Library program interferes with normal library operations. Commissioner Bannon responded that the teachers assist children with their homework in a study hall type manner and does not interfere with normal operations nor does it interfere with the Chicago Public Schools’ efforts since it serves to support their academic success.

Reverend Doyle Landry asked the Library Board to invite Chicago Public Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett to a future meeting for cohesion of efforts. Rev. Landry spoke about disconnect in the communities and asked that the Library conduct “meet and greets” between the area schools and library staff. Andrea Telli, Assistant Commissioner for Neighborhood Services, responded that each library location has a designated service area. The branch’s children’s librarian visits the schools in the area twice a year – at the beginning and at the end of the school year.

Kathryn Pensack asked how many school students are served by the Teacher in the Library program, the format and the hours of availability. Commissioner Bannon responded that the Teacher in the Library program served almost 60,000 students in 2012. The expansion of the Teacher in the Library program will allow for an extra set of hands to assist at the busier locations and provide a teacher at locations that do not currently have a teacher. Children sit at tables with a teacher sitting nearby, much like a study hall. The hours of service are Monday through Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at all locations with a teacher.

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:11 a.m.

Submitted by Christopher P. Valenti, Secretary

Attachment A: 2013 Kelly Fund Budget Proposal

January 15, 2013
Chicago Public Library Board of Directors Meeting

2013 Kelly Fund Budget Proposal

  • 2011: $48,000 budget request
  • 2012: $42,000 budget request
  • 2013: $55,000 budget request (proposed)

5% yield = $55,582 as of December 5, 2012

  • Professional Development: These funds serve as a supplement to City funds and provide CPL staff the opportunity to participate in an All Staff Institute Day, attend external professional development and training programs. Workshop expenses, single course tuition reimbursement, and online training costs are supported in this category. These funds are also used to attend recruitment events, procure service recognition awards and participate in professional association meetings. The annual All Staff Institute Day is an opportunity for all employees of the Chicago Public Library (CPL) to participate in professional development activities designed to support the organization’s strategic objectives. Funds are requested to purchase lunch for approximately 1,000 staff and guests. Funds are also used to purchase recognition awards, training event equipment, and badge holders.
  • 2011: $33,000 budget; $27,475.20 committed
  • 2012: $32,000 budget; $22,324.33 committed
  • 2013: $45,000 budget (proposed)
  • Special Programs/Events: These funds are requested to support special programs and events. Included in this year’s request will be events around the Annual Library Association Conference to be held in Chicago as well as funding for the Cindy Pritzker Lecture which includes for dinner, refreshments, supplies and collateral.
  • 2011: $0 budget; $0 committed
  • 2012: $10,000 budget; $0 committed
  • 2013: $10,000 budget (proposed)

Please note that in 2006 the Board approved that in 2006 and henceforth: The annual Kelly Fund requests reflect the Library’s best estimates for each category based on prior year experience and upcoming year plans. If, after completion of a specific program or service identified above, surplus funds within a particular category are available, the Library administration will apply any surplus funds to support other Kelly Fund funded programs within the fiscal year. The Chicago Public Library is requesting the approval to carryover the drawn down balance from 2012 to 2013, approximately $13,000, to cover additional ALA hosting events.

Attachment B: Report on CPL Capital Projects for January 2013

Prepared for the Facilities Committee

January 15, 2013
Chicago Public Library Board of Directors Meeting

Summary

Buildings at or near construction stage: 4

  • Humboldt Park Branch Expansion
  • Edgewater Branch Replacement
  • Back of the Yards Branch Replacement
  • Albany Park Branch Replacement

Projects in their Construction Phase

Humboldt Park Branch Library Remodeling and Expansion: 1605 North Troy Street

The expansion of the existing branch is financed through TIF funds. The AOR is the firm of Stephen Rankin Associates, the same AOR for the Toman Branch Library. The addition includes a YOUmedia space for middle and high school students.

General Contractor: Tyler Lane Construction Ltd.

Construction cost: $ 2,283,650.00

Construction start: December 28, 2011

Work completed in December:

  • A Certificate of Occupancy was issued in December 2012
  • Electrical and data lines were installed at all patron tables
  • CCTV system installed
  • The building’s security panel was upgraded
  • WiFi wireless data systems were added to the reading rooms Staff is re‐shelving the library’s book collection
  • Completed is the building’s security panel

The PBC has agreed with CPL to seek funding to freshen up the appearance of the exterior of the existing building.

There will be no green roof on this building. There will be no LEED certification for this project.

Edgewater Branch Library: 6000 N. Broadway

Architect of Record: Lohan Anderson

General Contractor: Burling Builders Construction

Construction cost: $7,614,000

Funding sources:

  • $850,000 State grant (for design & construction)
  • $1.125M in TIF funding
  • $11.904M in General Obligation Bonds
  • Total: $13,380.000

The new, 16,533 sq. ft. two‐story branch library is replacing an 11,000 sq. ft. building constructed in 1973.

Work completed in December:

  • The contractor is now providing interim heat to the interior of the building.
  • Geothermal well construction (21 wells) is now completed.
  • As of 12/26/2012 winter conditions are anticipated for the foreseeable future; therefore exterior site activities are expected to resume in March 2013, or when favorable weather conditions prevail.
  • The building’s construction is now 71% completed.

Work scheduled for January 2013:

  • Install mechanical equipment and piping in the mechanical room
  • Continue work on site sewer and drainage elements
  • Weather permitting – Site grading and prepping for site pavement
  • Work on roof parapet and “eyebrow” (overhang) structure
  • Storefront (glass) installation at the main entry to building
  • Interior wall partition assemblies
  • Ceiling installations
  • Electrical cable and connections to panels

Substantial completion of the branch building is anticipated by April 10, 2013. It is anticipated that a LEED Gold certificate will be achieved.

Back of the Yards: 2111 W. 47th Street (no change)

Architect of Record: STL Architects, Inc.

General Contractor: F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates, LLC

This 8,000 sq. ft. library will be the first in a pilot project to leverage the joint resources of CPS and CPL in order to offer teen‐focused collections and digital learning amenities, while also operating as a public library for all residents in the community. It replaces a leased facility located at 4650 S. Damen Avenue, which was closed in August 2011 due to repeated flooding.

Completed thus far: A floor plan of service (furnishings) and related electrical and data outlets; carpet colors to emphasize pre‐school, teen and adult areas of seating; and wall treatments. An emphasis was placed on contemporary designs for furnishings. All of the latter has been reviewed with Commissioner Bannon.

The CPS intends to have the new facility ready by July 2013.

Albany Park Branch Library: 5150 North Kimball Avenue

Architect of Record: Jackson Harlan Architects

Funding: $15,000,000 in TIF financing

General Contractor: yet to be selected

The new, 16,300 sq. ft. one‐story branch library is replacing a 10,500 sq. ft. building constructed in 1963 – an increase of 5,800 sq. ft.

The following items have been addressed/completed as part of the Construction Documentation/Site Phases of the project:

  • The 60% Construction Documents submitted to the PBC, the CPL and peer reviewers on November 30 were reviewed on December 21 with comments on the drawings and specifications. The comments will be incorporated into the 90% submittal.
  • The construction Document Delivery Schedule has been revised by the PBC. The AOR Team will submit the 90% construction drawings and specifications on January 16, 2013. The 100% submittal has been eliminated. The revised schedule will have the permit drawings issued on February 18, and issued for bid on February 28, and a bid opening on March 28, 2013.
  • A revised Design Presentation on the building’s interiors and its furniture was submitted on December 17 to the PBC and CPL. CPL requested additional revisions to the interior finishes, materials and colors.
  • The original branch library facility is now completely demolished.
  • With the completion of the 90% construction documents, the AOR/PBC intend to schedule meetings with the CPL and 2FM to discuss revisions to the building’s mechanical systems and modifications to the interior materials, finishes and furniture – all of which will be shown to the library commissioner.

Projects in their Planning Phase

Whitney Young Branch Library: 7901 South King Drive

The current 11,000 sq. ft. building was constructed in 1972. Three adjacent lots were acquired for a future facility. There are scattered pockets of contamination from a dry cleaning establishment that occupied one of the lots.

As noted in previous Facilities Reports, the PBC is responsible for cleaning the contaminated soil condition. Our PBC liaison, Richard Schleyer, is working with Terracan Consultants, Inc., a private environmental firm. The strategy that the latter firm had worked up has been approved by the IEPA.

On November 21, the PBC placed a newspaper advertisement relative to the submittal of contractor qualifications to carry out site work on the vacant lots. On December 27, Mr. Schleyer reported that a number of potential contractors submitted their qualifications for consideration. Proposals from the contractors are due at the PBC on January 9, 2013. Remediation site work is to start on March 1, 2013 and is to continue for six months to September 1, 2013.

The current branch’s operations will not be affected by the work to be done.

Chinatown Branch Library: 2353 S. Wentworth Avenue

On September 28th, Mayor Emanuel announced new infrastructure projects and developments to help revitalize communities in the near south side. This announcement included a new branch library in the vicinity of South Wentworth and Archer Avenue. The site has been approved by the Boards of the CPL and the PBC. A site ordinance has been introduced in City Council and is to be voted upon in its January meeting. When passed, an approach can be made to the property owner(s). Construction is expected in late 2013. Twelve million dollars in TIF funds have been identified.

Woodson Regional Library Façade: 9525 South Halsted Street (no change)

The content of the Rubinois & Mesia report has been discussed by the Facilities Committee in past months. As a result of the latter and representations made by senior staff from 2FM the following is the status of the Woodson façade problem:

  • The building’s west façade has been stabilized by caulking where needed and the attachment of a metal net to retain any loose material.
  • A sidewalk canopy is now in place for the entire length of the building’s front façade.
  • A permanent repair must be funded and accomplished within one year.
  • A possible source of funding for the needed repairs is through the Illinois State Library Public Library Construction Act Grant Program.

Independence Branch Library: 3548 W. Irving Park Road (no change)

No funding is in place for construction. CPL is evaluating funding options and land in consultation with Alderman Mell, the PBC and the community.

Report compiled by Morton Coburn, Library Building Programs, December 27, 2012

Attachment C:  Chicago Public Library Foundation Report

January 15, 2013
Chicago Public Library Board of Directors Meeting

The Chicago Public Library Foundation is pleased to report to the Library Board on private funding activity on behalf of the Chicago Public Library.

On December 15, the Executive Committee of the Foundation, acting on the recommendation of the Foundation’s Program and Planning Committee approved Commissioner Bannon and the Library’s request for more than $5.4 million in private support for 2013. Highlights of this request are included in an attached document. For comparison purposes, actual spending on Library programs in 2012 totaled $4.3 million. The Foundation Board is delighted to be investing in exciting and visionary new initiatives and opportunities which have been suggested by the Commissioner.

In late December we received notice that the Institute for Museum and Library Services has approved a grant of $249,999 to the Foundation for the purpose of establishing a prototype Maker Laboratory at the Harold Washington Library. The Lab will be created in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry and YOUmedia and will provide a hands‐on introduction to manufacturing technology and employment opportunities for adults and teens. It is the hope of the grantor and the Library that the lab will be open in time for the American Libraries Association annual meeting to be held in Chicago this summer.

Other major grants received include:

  • $35,000 from the Chicago Blackhawks to provide funding for a Teacher in the Library and CyberNavigator at the Mabel Manning Branch, just west of United Center;
  • $35,000 from the Barker Welfare Foundation for funding of Teachers in the Library
  • $35,000 from the Helen Harrison Foundation for the 2013 Library Summer Learning Program
  • An unrestricted grant of $25,000 from the Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust
  • $15,000 from the Donnelley Family Foundation for Teachers in the Library and CyberNavigators
  • And $13,500 from the Sulzer Foundation for programs at Sulzer, Lincoln‐Belmont, Budlong Woods and Merlo Branches.

Speaking of the Merlo Branch, the Cubs Caravan will visit the Branch at 3:30 tomorrow, bringing with it a bus load of Cubs Players and managers who will participate in reading activities with Library Kids. For several years, the Chicago Cubs have been major funders of the Summer Reading Program.

We were also delighted to have had a number of Teacher in the Library donors present at the Budlong Woods branch last week when Mayor Emanuel, Commissioner Bannon and Foundation Chair Bob Wislow announced expansion of the Teacher in the Library program from 57 branches to all 80 branches with resources provided by teachers in training—education students at local colleges and universities.

The Foundation currently has more than 20 grants pending or in process for activities ranging from the Summer Learning Program to YOUmedia, early literacy, Science Connections and the Harsh African American Archival collection at the Woodson Regional Library. We have also been working very closely with the Commissioner Bannon and members of the Library team on several major initiatives including:

  • Foundation sponsorship of a dynamic $1 million digital web interface and collections platform for the Library and its users to be designed by BiblioCommons, a software as a service provider. The Foundation has been receiving pro bono services valued at more than $180,000 from a team of attorneys at Kirkland & Ellis, assuring that we have the most favorable terms possible for this agreement—which I am sure you will be hearing more about from the Commissioner in the coming months.
  • Foundation sponsorship of a $120,000 two month initiative employing consultation from Mission Measurement to help the Library determine the highest value outcomes and key metrics to capture the impact of publicly and privately funded activities, and
  • A major request to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to work in partnership with the library of Aarhus Denmark on a model to accelerate innovation in the Library industry.

We look forward to providing you with periodic updates on these exciting initiatives.

Attachment D: Public Board and Committee Meetings for 2013

January 15, 2013
Chicago Public Library Board of Directors Meeting

For the month of January 2013 only

  • Administration & Finance Committee: January 8, 8:30 a.m., HWLC, 10th Fl. BR
  • Facilities Committee: January 9, 10:30 a.m., HWLC, 10th Fl. BR
  • Board of Directors: January 15, 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR

March 19

  • Facilities Committee: 8:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Administration & Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Board of Directors: 9:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR

*April 10, 10:30 a.m.

  • Facilities Committee: South Shore Branch, 2505 E. 73rd Street

April 16

  • Administration & Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Board of Directors: 9:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR

*May 15, 10:30 a.m.

  • Facilities Committee: Richard J. Daley Branch, 3400 S. Halsted Street

May 21

  • Administration & Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Board of Directors: 9:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR

*June 12, 10:30 a.m.

  • Facilities Committee: Humboldt Park Branch, 1605 N. Troy Street

June 18

  • Administration & Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Board of Directors: 9:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR

*September 11, 10:30 a.m.

  • Facilities Committee: West Lawn Branch, 4020 W. 63rd Street

September 17

  • Administration & Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Board of Directors: 9:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR

*October 9, 10:30 a.m.

  • Facilities Committee: Legler Branch, 115 S. Pulaski Road

October 15

  • Administration & Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Board of Directors: 9:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR

November 19

  • Facilities Committee: 8:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Administration & Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Board of Directors: 9:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR

December 17

  • Facilities Committee: 8:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Administration & Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m., HWLC, MPR
  • Board of Directors: 9:00 a.m., HWLC, MPR

Unless otherwise noted with an asterisk *, all meetings will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room on the Lower level of the Harold Washington Library Center.

There are no meetings in February, July, and August.