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Gina Jefson: Candidate Profile

Wauconda Library Board (4-year Terms) (Democrat)

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  • Gina Jefson, running for Wauconda Library Board (4-year Terms)

    Gina Jefson, running for Wauconda Library Board (4-year Terms)




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City: Wauconda

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Wauconda Library Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 43

Family: Married, 2 children

Occupation: Homemaker

Education: attended Wilbur Wright College, Chicago Illinois

Civic involvement: Friends of the Wauconda Library

Elected offices held: None

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

My Family and I love the Wauconda Area Library & I want to give back by helping in any way I can.

Key Issue 2

I want to be accessible to all members of the comunity regarding any input to better our library.

Key Issue 3

Our library feels like one big happy family. I'd like to invite more of the comunity to join in the experience.

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?

My Family and I love the Wauconda Area Library & I want to give back by helping in any way I can.

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 special contributions you could make.

I have been involved in many successful fundraisers and led one bowlathon that raised $186,000 for Junior Achievement. I'm a very good organizer and love meeting new people. I have a love of books and an eagerness to help in any way I can.

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

I have had a library card since I was able to obtain one. I was 5 or 6. I am at the library with my family at least once a week.

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.

In a perfect world, I would say to expand the library. In today's economy however, this is not the case. We would need to reevaluate the space so we can keep up with new technology.

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

Libraries have moved to Ebooks. Keeping up with individuals who have Nooks and Kindles. Keeping current with DVDs, Blue-ray, and Cd's. Having many programs for families, children, teens and adults. An electronic sign would be helpful by promoting these programs and other services.