Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – September 21, 2021

Online Meeting Recording

Recording of the September 21, 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
September 21, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

The September 21, 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, September 20th.
  • 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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September 21, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes for the May 18, 2021 meeting (action required)
  2. Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only)
  3. CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only)
  4. Programming Update (info only)
  5. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • Strategy Guidebook
    • Sunday Hour Progress
    • City Initiatives
    • LinkedIn Learning
    • Maker-in-Residence
    • Obama Branch Update
    • John Cotton Dana Award
    • Spectrum Scholarship
    • Budget Timeline
    • Departures, New Hires and Retirements
  6. Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  7. Other Business
  8. Public Comment

 Next Board meeting: November 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. / Virtual Meeting