CPL Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – January 26, 2021

Online Meeting Recording

Recording of the January 26, 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
January 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

The January 26, 2021 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 ebjones@chipublib.org.
  • 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, January 25.
  • 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.


January 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes for the Special Board Meeting held on December 21, 2020 meeting (action required)
  2. Election of Officers (action required)
  3. Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only)
  4. 2021 CPL Budget (info only)
  5. Health and Safety Commitment (info only)
  6. CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only)
  7. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • Programming Update
    • Black History Month
    • CPL @ Home
    • Together We Heal Week
    • Strategy
    • Transition to New Commissioner
    • Promotions and Retirements
  8. Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  9. Other Business
  10. Public Comment

Next Board meeting:

May 18, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting