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Ann Oakley: Candidate Profile

Cook Memorial Library Board (4-year Terms)

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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: Libertyville

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Cook Memorial Library Board (4-year Terms)

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married, 3 children, 5 grandchildren. Libertyville residents and library users.

Occupation: Retired Technical Writer from the Medical Industry.

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Cook Memorial Public Library District Trustee. MainStreet and Libertyville Days Volunteer.

Elected offices held: Incumbant Cook Memorial Public Library District Trustee

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

We have added a new structure in Vernon Hills and expanded and remodeled the Cook Park location so the focus is to continue improving our high quality service to our patrons.

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?

I am motivated by the wonderful accomplishments achieved over my past years and want to sustain the high quality of service to the district.

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.

Initiated efforts in the area of technology to provide electronic Board packets for meetings. I also serve as Chair of the Policy Committee.

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

Yes I do and use it frequently.

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 have expanded both libraries to meet current and future demands of the district.

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 creating a safe and welcoming environment for those that want a more traditional library environment and at the same time provide an ongoing technology base for those that want a more electronic library.