Edward Jourdan: Candidate Profile

Carol Stream Library Board (4-year Terms) (Independent)

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. Jump to:BioKey IssuesQA Bio City: carol streamWebsite: sought: Carol Stream Library Board (4-year Terms)Age: 56Family: married for 37 years (wife Donna) oldest Daughter Deanna 2nd Mark and youngest lisa for a total of 3 children Son is married 1 grandchildOccupation: I have been the documentation configuration manager for Schumacher Electric for the last year prior to that i was the documentation manager for Delphi mechatronics for 27 1/2 yearsEducation: I have a degree in configuration and data systems managementCivic involvement: member of the carol stream volunteer fire department Advocate for canine companions for indepence advocate for the disabaledElected offices held: noneHave you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: noCandidate's Key Issues Key Issue 1 promote and expand digital and electronic resources for thru the library for all members of the communityKey Issue 2 develop and promote community partnershipsKey Issue 3 To get the library back on track with ethical leadershipQuestions Answers Do you support the board's decision to put the library's Kuhn Road property on the market? Would you support a sale or lease of the property? Would you ever support construction of a new library in the village?I do not support putting the land on the market in these current times for any reason.I would not support a sale of the property but would love to se a intergoverment agrement that would allow access to the property by the park district I feel that the village is fine at the moment in terms of a new library but having the property allows us to allow usage by the park and keeps the property for the needs of the library and the villge in the future.What specifically will you do to improve the working relationship among board members?I would put aside all the petty issues that are going on at the moment and come with my sleeves rolled up and ready to do the work necessary to take the library forward to the future so that is can once again be a solid beacon for the families of carol streamWhy 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 have always been a supporter of the library since day 1 of moving into the village .I feel that i am able to step forward and offer my services in data and systems techonolgy to help take the library from wher it is now inoto the futureDo you have a library card? How long have you had it? How often do you use it?I have had a library card within a month of moving into the village in 1981.I use my library card betwen 3 to six times a weekWhat impact have economic and technological changes had on libraries? How does a library remain relevant? How should its role in the community change?With the introduction of kindle and nook the way that a library is looked at has changed does it mean the need for a library has decreased NO The need for a good library in a village is always there we just need to evolve with the time not take giant steps backwards