Gerald Bromley: Candidate Profile
Schaumburg Township 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.
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Schaumburg Township Library Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Married, one child.
Occupation: Regional Sales Manager
Education: Bachelor of Science - Industry and Technology - N.I.U. 1978
Civic involvement: The Bridge Youth and Family Services - past mentor (2006-2012) Yellow Ribbon Support Group - active member
Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No.
Key Issue 1
Key Issue 2
Education and development.
Key Issue 3
Providing excellent services, maintaining a top national rating for our library.
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?
The Township Public Library serves one of the most important functions of our community. I look forward to offering my business experience and social skills to ensure the highest quality cost effective library services while strengthening our diverse community.
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.
Candidate did not respond.
Do you have a library card? How long have you had it? How often do you use it?
Yes, over 12 years, couple times a month. Personal visits for research and study.
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.
Downloads and other compact media will take an increasing role in facilitating access and reducing hard copy. There are many creative methods to improve space utilization and ensure brick and mortar does not expand uncessarily.
What impact have economic and technological changes had on libraries? How does a library remain relevant? How should its role in the community change?
Hard copy still maintains a strong presence with diehards, but transitions will occur and it becomes essential that the library stays ahead of the curve to enhance access and foster the human element of interaction. Live speakers and workshops in conjunction with popular materials, computer labs, and facilities such as the new teen center to engage and educate, making the library an environment for learning and fun.
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