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Mary Prosser: Candidate Profile

Poplar Creek Library Board (6-year Terms) (Independent)

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City: Streamwood

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Poplar Creek Library Board (6-year Terms)

Age: 62

Family: I am single.

Occupation: retired

Education: Bachelor of Social Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, 1973 MBA, Loyola University, 1983

Civic involvement: Streamwood Woman's Club

Elected offices held: None

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

I believe there should be more programs for adults.

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

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 believe that a public library is vital to a community, especially in a poor economy. It should provide free books, dvds, and computer access to its' patrons. It should also provide meeting rooms and educational programs to the 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, I have a library card. I obtained it 3 weeks after I moved here in 1995. I use it every 3 weeks.

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.

We just expanded our library so there is no need for further expansion.

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

This poor economy has made the library services more important than ever before. It should reaach out to its' patrons by providing help in job searches and educational programming for adults and seniors.