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Janice I. Schadt: Candidate Profile

Huntley area library

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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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City: Huntley

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Huntley area library

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Widow, 1 son, 1 grandchild

Occupation: Retired

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: Dist 158 Board of Education 1983-1989

HAPLD Trustee 1995-2001

HAPLD Trustee 2007-

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Keeping our budget balanced while working with a smaller budget.

Key Issue 2

Making sure our patrons have all the things they need.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

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 want to help our library be the best it can be.

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.

I was on the Library Board when we went for referendum and then built our present building...also when we added on the temporary annex (the triplewide).

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

I got a library card when the library was new and working out of the Grafton Township Road Commissioners office. Before that we paid to be in the Woodstock Library District. I use my library card a few times each week. ""It's the most important card in my wallet.""

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.

We are constantly weeding our collection and we have added the temporary annex. Eventually we will need to expand but for the present time, we can make it work.

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

The economic climate has made us offer help with resume writing and job searching. More patrons use the computers at the library and check out movies for free. There is online tutors for students and e-readers that were donated by the Friends Foundation. Libraries are much more than just a place to check out books, they are an important part of our communities.