Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – January 25, 2022

Online Meeting Recording

Recording of the January 25, 2022 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors

Public Meeting Notice

Board of Directors
Chicago Public Library/Chicago Public Library System
Regular Meeting
January 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m.

The January 25, 2022 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors will be hosted virtually.

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Public Comment

A summary of the public comment portion is available below:

  • Written statements are the preferred method of public comment and will be accepted up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting at
  • Public comment will take place at the end of the meeting. Members of the public wishing to speak must complete the speaking request form, ahead of the meeting. You may access the form on the Board of Directors agenda post on the CPL website. Forms must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Mon, January 24th.
  • A maximum of 5 members of the public will be permitted to comment. Selected speakers will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each will be given instructions on how to provide up to 2 minutes of comment.

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January 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m. / Virtual Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes for the November 16, 2021 meeting (action required)
  2. Election of Officers (action required)
  3. Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only)
  4. Policy Recommendation: Library Use Guidelines (action required)
  5. Policy Recommendation: Appeals Process (action required)
  6. Policy Recommendation: Circulation (action required)
  7. Programming Update (info only)
  8. CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only)
  9. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • COVID-19 Mitigation Update
    • Narcan Initiative @ CPL
    • Sunday Hours Update
    • Osterman Award and Civic Leadership Academy
    • Obama Branch Update
    • Library Study
    • Annual Report Process
    • New Hires, Departures and Retirements
  10. Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  11. Other Business
  12. Public Comment

Next Board meeting: May 17, 2022, 9:00 a.m. / Virtual Meeting