December 2013 Luncheon Meeting

  • 12/13/2013
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


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Speaker: Brian Bannon

“As interviewed by Peggy Sullivan”

Before becoming Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library in 2012, Brian had leadership roles in San Francisco and Seattle public libraries. He is credited with having a freshness of perspective and high level knowledge with the technologies that are reshaping library services. In 2009 the Library Journal honored him with their “Movers and Shakers” award. Who better to sit down with Brian than Caxtonian Peggy Sullivan, an important figure in the library world and whose many leadership roles have included Chicago Public Library Assistant Commissioner (1977-1981) and Executive Director of the American Library Association (1992-1994). Come and hear answers to such questions as: any surprise(s) since you took office? With a system of 80 libraries, serving 2.6 million residents, how do you, (or do you), prioritize your services? What changes are you considering, especially in the use of new media? The $64,000 question: are public libraries still relevant, and if so, are they to be relevant in the future?

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30


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60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

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