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Hal Sloan: Candidate Profile

Grayslake library

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  • Hal Sloan, running for Grayslake library

    Hal Sloan, running for Grayslake library




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: Grayslake

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Grayslake library

Age: 52

Family: Married, 3 children

Occupation: Sales

Education: B.A. Political Science Northern Illinois University 1980

M.B.A. Marketing Roosevelt University 1989

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Keeping the Library financially responsible while still being responsive to the needs of the community.

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

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?

Libraries have always been a great resource for me and I want to insure the same will be availble for future generations.

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. Since I have lived in Grayslake. 5 1/2 yrs. 5-10 times per year

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.

That would depend on current and expected future revenues. Before any expansion, all current space should be utilized with the most relevent materials.

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

Technology continues to influence all areas. A library scope is larger due to all information available. remaining relevant will be a function of keeping up with technological advances. The role is similar, instead of refering to reference books, now people should and will be directed to relevant web sites.