Board of Directors Meeting Notice and Agenda – September 15, 2020

Public Meeting Notice

Board of Directors
Chicago Public Library/Chicago Public Library System
Regular Meeting
September 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

The September 15, 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 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, September 14.
  • 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.


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

Virtual Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes for the June 16, 2020 meeting (action required)
  2. Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only)
  3. Health and Safety Commitment (info only)
  4. Upcoming Budget Timeline (info only)
  5. CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only)
  6. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • Priorities for CPL 
    • Summer Program Summary
    • Fall @ CPL
    • Strategy Update
    • Retirements 
  7. Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  8. Other Business
  9. Public Comment

Next Board meeting:

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

Location TBD