Candidates Survey

As a library we are committed to the sharing of information. We offer these questions to all candidates to help community members get to know something unique about you. These questions are, of course, voluntary and will be shared on the library’s web page and Facebook.

Thank you for sharing another facet of your personality.

 

Mark Jamison

  1. What is your favourite library memory or experience?

Moving to a new neighborhood at 9 and going by myself with no other ID to get a new library card in a big scary building. The librarian took my information without question. She typed up the card with my name and address and even let me take books right away. I felt very independent.

  1. What is your favourite book, movie or song right now?

Just read FOE by Kingston writer Ian Reid.  Wonderfully weird

  1. What magazines, newspapers, blogs, Twitter accounts and/or podcasts do you follow?

Print rocks so Macleans, Cottage Life, Review Mirror. And Tor Star and NY Times online, plus a variety of CBC and NPR podcasts

  1. Which fictional character do you most relate to and why?

Barney Panofsky in Richler’s Barney’s Version. Why? I have no idea.

  1. What is one book you think everyone should read and why?

From a long list, The War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan because the  recounting of events that led to WW1 seem eerily current

  1. What book is on your nightstand (or on your eReader or tablet) right now?

Refuge by Merilyn Simmonds

  1. Election Day (October 22) follows Boss’ Day. Who was your very first boss and what was your job? What was one important lesson you learned from them?

I was 15 and a bus boy at a fancy yacht club dining room. The manager was a proper Brit servant type named Stan, a character out of upstairs downstairs, who taught a bunch of young teens how to tolerate almost any idiot with money and no manners. This has come in handy over the years.

  1. What role do you see LTIPL playing in a thriving and vibrant Leeds and the Thousand Islands?

Libraries are knowledge centers, community hubs, social outlets, business research sources and, for many of us, the first and sometimes only regular contact we have with our local government. In short, libraries are critical components in the development of our communities.

 

Geraldine Last

  1. What is your favourite library memory or experience?Shooting the Zombie gun from the kids’ collection in the Library of Things
  2. What is your favourite book, movie or song right now?‘The Book Thief’…Death is personified and the story is written from Death’s viewpoint…very good read
  3. What magazines, newspapers, blogs, Twitter accounts and/or podcasts do you follow?Local newspapers and travel mags, Twitter from friends only
  4. Which fictional character do you most relate to and why?Scarlett O’Hara came first to mind as she loved to say “I’ll think about that tomorrow”…one of my faves
  5. What is one book you think everyone should read and why?The Art of Racing in the Rain…written from a dog’s viewpoint- made me think/empathize with a dog
  6. What book is on your nightstand (or on your eReader or tablet) right now?The Orphan’s Tale…second reading…awesome read
  7. Election Day (October 22) follows Boss’ Day. Who was your very first boss and what was your job? What was one important lesson you learned from them?Mr. Ogilvie…manager of Loblaws…I was a cashier (85 cents an hour)…Lessons learned…pack bags quickly and smile…good customer service
  8. What role do you see LTIPL playing in a thriving and vibrant Leeds and the Thousand Islands?Making connections with community, businesses, youth, seniors… Showing the relevance and importance of reading to young children