My name is Andy Fekete, and I am excited to announce my candidacy for Algonquin Area Public Library Board Trustee.
As an educator and instructional technologist, for Indian Prairie School District 204, I have led the transformation of our school districts libraries to become “Future Ready” programs, a framework developed by the Alliance for Excellent Education. I have seen firsthand the impact the library has on students, and I know I can apply this experience to our community library as well.
I believe our library must continue to be relevant. In order to remain relevant, it must continue to evolve to be more than a place where community members go to check-out books to a place that provides materials, services, unique experiences and learning opportunities for all residents in the community. The library must continue to be the leader in providing access to high quality print, digital and other resources. Additionally, the library must be a place where anyone can go to receive support, and information on a variety of topics.
I have been recognized by Google for my work in instructional technology. My job includes the opportunity to evaluate new programs and digital resources. I believe that this experience and familiarity with the “Future Ready” framework can further strengthen our library.
After moving here over 30 years ago, I was an altar-server at St. Margaret Mary’s, Eagle Scout from Troop 155, and graduated from Jacobs. My wife, children and I are proud to have made Algonquin our forever home.
The Algonquin Library has been an important part of my life growing up here. I want to ensure that our library system continues to be a focal point for our community and our children. I am excited to bring my knowledge and expertise to the library board and to continue to work towards cultivating a space for everyone in our community to "be who they are and explore who they can become".
That is why I am asking for your vote on April 6th. Vote Andrew Fekete for Algonquin Library Board District Trustee.