Brian Bannon - Participant

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.



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