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Jeanne Grace: Candidate Profile

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

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  • Jeanne Grace, running for Palatine Library Board  (4-year Terms)

    Jeanne Grace, running for Palatine Library Board (4-year Terms)




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City: Palatine

Website: Candidate did not respond.

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

Age: 54

Family: Divorced 23 years, Mother of a 25 year old daughter. Guardian of a Mother in a nursing home.

Occupation: Works for the United States Postal System at the Northbrook Post Office.

Education: High school Some college Studied some Marketing at Oakton.

Civic involvement: Cub Scout leader worked with Girl Scouts was a band Mom.

Elected offices held: Condo Board Member.

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

I love the Palatine Library and look forward to serving on the board. It is helpful to so many people in many different ways.

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

Key Issue 3

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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 enjoy the library and feel the need to give something back.

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?

A little more then three years, I always have something checked out.

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.

The library is currently in the middle of that right now, as a new member I will need to listen and learn about the current flow and spatial requirements To make future assessments.

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

Roles of libraries are changing with technology changing so quickly, it evens the bar for some familes that may not have computer access. It also assist Seniors with kindle and IPad classes. Provides excellent Place for teens to network.