Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – January 30, 2024

Public Meeting Notice

The January 30, 2024 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors will be hosted in person at the Harold Washington Library Center in the South Hall. Entry into the meeting will be granted at 8:45 a.m.

Public Comment

  • Written statements are the preferred method of public comment and will be accepted up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting at
  • Members of the public and staff that attend the meeting in person will be granted an opportunity to speak towards the end of the meeting.
  • Selected speakers will be provided with up to 2 minutes of comment.


January 30, 2024, 9:00 a.m.

Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street

9th Floor, South Hall

  1. Approval of minutes for the November 28, 2023 meeting (action required)
  2. Election of Officers (action required)
  3. Administration and Finance Report (info only)            
  4. Policy Recommendation Re: Expunge Patron Long-Term Dept (action required)
  5. Programming Update (info only)
  6. Operations and Facilities Report (info only)                             
  7. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • Migrant and Weather Response: A Whole-of-Government Approach
    • Celebrating CPL's 150th Anniversary Success
    • Year-End Highlights: Embracing Growth and Literary Culture
    • Key Priorities for 2024: Building on Success, Charting a Vision for the Future
  8. Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  9. Other Business
  10. Public Comment

Next Board meeting: May 21, 2024, 9:00 a.m. /South Shore Branch, 2505 E 73rd Street