Paul Rodenback: Candidate Profile

Messenger Library Board

  • Paul Rodenback, running for Messenger Library Board

    Paul Rodenback, running for Messenger Library Board

Updated 3/18/2015 11:12 AM

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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.

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City: North Aurora

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought:

Messenger Library Board

Age: 69

Family: wife - Sandra 2 brothers and 1 sister

Occupation: Retired

Education: Wisconsin- School of bank administration -audit major

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Civic involvement: Past Grand Knight, 4th degree K of C Cert team leader American legion Moose

Elected offices held: 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?

Continued community involvement. Accounting issues. Ensure tax proceeds received are correctly used. Help make sure the library participates in community activities. As technology continues to improve, make sure the library keeps current.

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 contributions you would make.

Review accounting entries for accuracy. Advise library administrator on banking issues.

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

yes, I have a library card.Have had it 4 years.Visit at least twice a month research or to borrow. Am on 2 waiting lists by author.

Space is an issue at many 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.

Library has just completed a major remodeling project. Before contemplating either another remodeling project or expansion a serious study must be made. Study must include cost,traffic pattern and use. Library has annual book sale of no longer needed books.


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

Library has tried to keep up with technology. Have installed free public computers for patron use. By listening to patrons questions and comments then responding to them. Library should keep abreast of curriculum changes in local schools and colleges to assist students with their research and studies.

What other issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?

Candidate did not respond.

Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

John Mc Cain

What's the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?

be honest

If life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?

save more earlier

What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?

Accounting. Helped me when I worked for the FDIC.

If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?

be honest and straight forward