Democrat Gail K. Ryan is seeking a seat on the Simsbury Public Library
Board of Trustees.
MS in Library Science, Simmons and BA, Cornell University
Public Librarian, Avon, CT and Oakland,
CA and High School Librarian, Loomis Chaffee School
are you seeking office?
I am a member of the present Board and
would like to continue volunteering on the Board as we face new challenges.
Libraries are vital to our communities in these times. They are more than just
books but are centers for sharing ideas and connecting people with information
24/7. We need to continue to be fiscally responsible and I would like to be a
part of the process.
experience do you bring to the table?
I bring my years of experience as a
librarian and longtime Board member and former Chair to the table. I have
worked hard to secure funding for the library to enable its renovation and
expansion as well as improve its efficiency by securing a HUD grant to fund
self-checkout and simplified material returns.
do you feel is the town's most pressing issue?
The town’s most pressing issue is how
to balance fiscal responsibility with the needs of the town. We need to enable
seniors to remain in town while attracting young families to town. As a member
of the Library Board of Trustees I have worked to this end and would like to
do you love most about town?
I love the quality of life in Simsbury,
the excellence of its schools and its library and recreational facilities. The
commitment of its elected officials and dedicated volunteers is extraordinary.
do you like to do for fun?
I am passionate about my English
Setters and work with them in the show ring, agility and the field. I love to
work with them in the activities they enjoy. I judge AKC Pointing Breed Hunt
Tests because watching sporting dogs in the field doing what they have been
bred to do always gives me a thrill.
can residents keep up with you?
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, I
am on Facebook, and my Twitter address is @trefoiles.