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Richard T. Tani: Candidate Profile

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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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BioQ&A

 

Bio

City: Mount Prospect

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Mount Prospect library

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married, 2 adult daughters

Occupation: Retired consulting actuary

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Questions & Answers

Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is it?

I just want to give back to the community by making sure that we have a healthy, modern, and friendly library where service and outreach are important.

If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of important initiatives you've led. If you are a non-incumbent, tell us what contributions you would make.

Candidate did not respond.

Do you have a library card? How long have you had it? How often do you use it?

Yes

Space is usually an issue at libraries. If that's the case at your library, would your solution be to expand the physical plant or make room by doing away with parts of the collection that technology has made less critical? Explain.

I'm glad that the MP library does not yet have this problem. In fact, all libraries review their collections regularly to keep them current and up with newer technologies. They are also very innovative in finding more flexible uses for ""space""

What impact have economic and technological changes had on libraries? How does a library remain relevant? How should its role in the community change?

By almost all measures, use of the MP library has increased each year for the last decade, which is a strong indication that people feel that the library is very relevant and important. A lot of this has to do with the excellent staff who continue to provide programs and services and outreach that meet the needs and wants of our community.

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