Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – May 21, 2024


Public Meeting Notice

The May 21, 2024 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors will be hosted in person at the South Shore branch, 2505 E. 73rd Street. 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.


May 21, 2024, 9:00 a.m.

South Shore Branch, 2505 E. 73rd Street

  1. Welcome to the South Shore Library (info only)
  2. Approval of minutes for the January 30, 2024 meeting (action required)
  3. Administration and Finance Report (info only)
  4. Kelly Fund Update (info only)
  5. Programming and Strategy Update (info only)
  6. Operations and Facilities Report (info only)
  7. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
  8. 2024 Initiatives Update
    • Provide universal access to the 81-Club
      • Develop data dashboards & tech for continuous improvements
      • Initiate Capital Planning Strategy
      • Power the Renaissance Project
      • Launch Community Equity Assessment
    • Highlights from All Staff Institute Day (ASID) 2024
    • Public Library Association Conference: Empowering Staff through Knowledge Exchange
    • Library Documentary
    • Media coverage
  9. Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  10. Other Business
  11. Public Comment

Next Board meeting: September 17, 2024, 9:00 a.m. /Northtown Branch, 6800 N. Western Ave.