My Leadership Journey: Chris Brown
March 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This event is part of the Developing Leaders in California Libraries grant.
Chicago Public Library Commissioner Chris Brown has spent his career creating opportunities for transformative learning through public libraries. Brown, who joined CPL in February 2021, leads one of the largest library systems in the world Prior to CPL, Brown most recently served as Deputy County Librarian at Santa Clara County Library District. Over his career in libraries, he has led the expansion of Sunday hours in the most under-resourced cities in Santa Clara County, Calif., collaborated with neighborhood leaders on strategic planning initiatives, led the development of the nation’s first online museum pass program and spearheaded market segmentation studies to better understand community needs. Brown is nationally recognized for innovation in libraries, including supporting veterans, parents of court-involved youth and other non-traditional library users.