Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – November 16, 2021


Online Meeting Recording

Recording of the November 16, 2021 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors

Public Meeting Notice

Board of Directors
Chicago Public Library/Chicago Public Library System
Regular Meeting
November 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

The November 16, 2021 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors will be hosted virtually. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to access the meeting.

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, November 15th.
  • 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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November 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes for the September 21, 2021 meeting (action required)
  2. Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only)
  3. 2022 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule (action required)
  4. 2022 CPL Budget Overview / Kelly Fund Budget Approval (action required)
  5. CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only)
  6. Programming Update (info only)
  7. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • City Council Budget Hearing
    • Obama Presidential Center Program Plan
    • Vaccination Status
    • Sunday Hours Progress
    • Accessibility
    • Staff Leadership
    • Alumni Achievement Award
    • TOBY International Winner
    • New Hires and Retirements
    • Library Holiday Schedule
  8.  Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  9. Other Business
  10. Public Comment

Next Board meeting: January 18, 2022 (Pending Board Approval)/ Virtual Meeting