EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 6, 2013

Five newcomers want to be library trustees

By Alex Lippa
alippa@eagletribune.com

---- — PLAISTOW — Five residents are vying for two three-year terms as library trustees.

Doug Kimball, LuAnn Blair, James Peck, Jane Query and Michael Schosser are the candidates.

Incumbent trustees Kathleen Vavra and Jennifer Kiarsis are not seeking re-election.

Here is a look at the candidates:

:Name: Doug Kimball

Age: 43

Occupation: Customer support manager

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What is the most important issue facing the library trustees?:@BoxText_bold intro\:: Safeguarding and hopefully growing Plaistow Public Library to benefit the citizens of Plaistow.

Name: LuAnn Blair

Age: 59

Occupation: Retired

Elective experience: None

Incumbent: No

What is the most important issue facing the Library Trustees?: Transitioning from the print age to the digital age.

Name: James Peck

:Age: 62

Occupation: Genealogist

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Budget Committee, Trustee of Trust Funds

What is the most important issue facing the library trustees? Transitioning from the current board to a new board. I believe I have the financial and social media expertise to help this transition.

Name: Jane Query

Age:@BoxText_bold intro\:: 72

Occupation: Retired

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What is the most important issue facing the library trustees?: There have been a lot of changes in information delivery, but libraries will always be important in our town.

Name: Michael Schosser

Age: 35

Occupation: Customer service leader

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What is the most important issue facing the library trustees?: Keeping the children coming back to the library as teens, young adults and parents.