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City: Arlington Heights
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Arlington Heights Library Board (6-year Terms)
Family: Single, no children.
Education: JD, Loyola University Chicago, 2000 BA, University of Michigan, 1997
Civic involvement: Republicans of Wheeling Township
Elected offices held: None
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: None
To maintain the character of the library as it evolves to accommodate new technologies and community needs.
Greater transparency in governing.
I am most interested in maintaining the character of the library as most everyone has traditionally experienced it. As a frequent visitor to libraries all my life, to me that means ensuring there are plenty of semi-secluded spaces for visitors to spend hours reading in a quiet environment. Any modernization of the library's floor plan should preserve the amount of such space for patrons.
Whether an incumbent or non-incumbent, all I can do is work with the board and library staff and listen to the community to ensure the library experience I've enjoyed all my life is preserved in the midst of necessary technological changes for both current and future patrons.
I've had an AHML library card since approximately 2005. I visit the library at least once a week. I visit the library's website almost daily to search the catalog for items I am interested in and check the status of reservations.
I would emphasize maintaining maximum floor space for the collection. I would guard against proposals that shrink the amount of space dedicated to the stacks and collaborate with various stakeholders to find the optimal balance. I would consider proposals for expansion if fiscally feasible.
First and foremost a library should remain a place where patrons have access to a wide range of books and movies. Adults and children should be able to immerse themselves in finding good books and have plenty of places to sit and read in a quiet environment. A library should adapt to new technology of course, but technology should supplement, not supplant, the overall traditional library experience.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.