Board of Directors Meeting Notice and Agenda – June 16, 2020

Public Meeting Notice

Board of Directors
Chicago Public Library/Chicago Public Library System
Regular Meeting
June 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

The June 16, 2020 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors was hosted virtually.

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 48 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 submit a speaking request form, available below ahead of the meeting. Forms must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday, June 15.
  • 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.


June 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting

  • Approval of minutes for the January 21, 2020 meeting (action required)
  • Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only)
  • Overview of CPL during COVID-19 Closure - March 21 through June 7, 2020 (info only)
  • Phased CPL Services and Operations (info only)
  • Program Update (info only)
  • CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only)
  • Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • Live at the Library
    • Strategy Update
    • Anti-Racism
    • Promotions, Departures and Retirements
  • Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  • Other Business
  • Public Comment

Next Board Meeting:

September 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m.
Location TBD