Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – November 17, 2020

Public Meeting Notice

Board of Directors
Chicago Public Library/Chicago Public Library System
Regular Meeting
November 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

The November 17, 2020 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors will be hosted virtually, with a link available here ahead of 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, available below ahead of the meeting. Forms must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday, November 16.
  • 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.


November 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes for the September 15, 2020 meeting (action required)
  2. 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule (action required)
  3. Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only)
  4. Health and Safety Commitment (info only)
  5. 2021 Budget Update (info only)
  6. CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only)
  7. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • Programming Update
    • Census and Board of Election Efforts
    • Strategy Update
    • Promotions and Retirements
  8. Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  9. Other Business
  10. Public Comment

Next Board meeting:

January 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m. (Tentative)
Virtual Meeting