Justin Kline: Candidate Profile

Messenger Library Board

  • Justin Kline, running for Messenger Library Board

    Justin Kline, running for Messenger Library Board

 
Updated 3/18/2015 11:12 AM

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Bio

City: North Aurora

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought:

Messenger Library Board

Age: 34

Family: Wife Liz, Travis the Dog, Franklin the Cat, and Niko the Parrot.

Occupation: IT Director

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Education: Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

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?

There is a growing need to support our community and give back to our patrons. By running for re-election, I can personally ensure that our communities needs are addressed.

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.

I organized a career club that brought jobs to North Aurora Library Patrons. By creating jobs in North Aurora, I was able to generate revenue that contributes back to our community.

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

My library card is used to allow me to take advantage of our excellent study rooms when we need a quiet place to research.

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.

My specialty is in technology so we will do whatever it takes to ensure our patrons are cared for. Space allocation can be challenging to ensure that we are not excluding anyone. It's my job on the board to make sure all needs are being addressed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

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

We have been blessed to just finish our Youth Services renovation. This was brought upon to invest in our youth and show appreciation in making the library a welcoming environment for families. The library remains relevant by having proper leaders in place to guide our community in a direction that is a win-win for everyone.

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

We need to let the community be aware that we are more than just great books. We are a community center that is thriving and growing.

Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

Winston Churchill for saying "NEVER GIVE UP"

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

Never Give Up!

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

Moving to North Aurora earlier so I could be on the library board sooner.

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

mathematics because it presented a challenging environment where you had to work to solve a problem

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

Libraries … will be the best security for maintaining our liberties.- Ben Franklin