Brian Bannon, the commissioner of the Chicago Public Library, was the special guest speaker at "Nerd Talk," a fireside chat to benefit Gerber/Hart Library. The event was held at the home of Derek Truesdale, a Gerber/Hart board member, and his partner Michael Gisondi.
About two dozen people attended the event. Bannon, who is gay, spoke at length about "The Future of Libraries," including the goals of CPL. He gave ideas for how niche libraries such as Gerber Hart, the city's LGBT library and archives, can innovate for the future.
Gerber/Hart Library President Carrie Barnett also addressed the audience, discussing the board's desire to better serve the current and future needs of the LGBT community.
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