A Rountable Discussion with Brian Bannon:
“Improving Chicago Literacy”
We are pleased to invite Brian Bannon, Chicago Public Library Commissioner, to the Niagara Foundation for a roundtable discussion with an intimate group of our members and staff.
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Oct 23, 2014
Thursday 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 4240
Chicago, IL, US, 60601
Since March 2012, Brian Bannon has served as the Chicago Public Library commissioner. As the chief executive officer, he is responsible for the 80 libraries that serve Chicago’s 2.6 million residents. With more than 11 million visitors in 2013, CPL is the largest and most visited civic institution in Chicago and is among the largest public library systems in the United States.
Prior to this role, Bannon held a variety of leadership positions within the San Francisco Public Library, Seattle Public Library and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bannon is active in work related to information access, public technology and the digital divide. He earned his bachelor of arts from Pacific Lutheran University and a master of library and information science from the University of Washington iSchool.