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JoAnn Shafar: Candidate Profile

Elk Grove Village Library Board (6-year Terms)

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City: Elk Grove Village

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Elk Grove Village Library Board (6-year Terms)

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married

Occupation: I work for Consolidated School District 59.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: Elk Grove Village Library Trustee

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

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?

Candidate did not respond.

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.

The Elk Grove Village Library has the distinguishable honor of being ranked as the number ONE library in all of the Chicagoland suburbs. Our library is ranked the THIRD best library in ALL of Illinois. These accomplishment stand as tribute to our E.G.V. Library Staff and speaks well of all of our elected Trustees. We are a TEAM. We all contribute to the betterment of the Elk Grove Village Library.

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

I've held an Elk Grove Village Library card for at least 30 years.

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.

Candidate did not respond.

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

The Elk Grove Village Library will always remain relevant to its residents. The awards we have won distinguish the E.G.V. Library as a vital and valued place for all residents.