Glen Ellyn Library Board Election: Randolph "Ran" C. Sailer II

Learn more about the candidates seeking a seat on the Glen Ellyn Public Library Board of Trustees.

Your Name:

Randolph ("Ran") C. Sailer II

Position Sought:

Trustee of Glen Ellyn Public Library

Campaign Contact Information:


What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?

To oversee the interior renovation and modernization of the library.  

Your Home Address:

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Family Members:

Susan A. Sailer, 53, wife, 1st grade teacher at Ben Franklin Elementary School


B.A., Oberlin College 1977
J.D. New York University School of Law, 1980
MAT (Secondary Education), National Louis University, 2002 

Current Occupation and Employer:

Served as Director, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Amerin Corporation

Political Party Affiliation:


Why Are You Seeking Office?

To continue helping the library adapt to social and technological change.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

Eight years experience as a trustee, bringing historical perspective to all aspects of the library's operations

Issue 1: What do you believe are the biggest issues facing the Glen Ellyn Public Library?

We are in very good shape, but we need to ensure access to those with the least resources

Issue 2: With more readers using e-books and e-readers, what does the library need to do to stay relevant and a trusted source of information in the 21st Century?

We are already carefully balancing a mixture of print and electronic materials. Our space needs to be modernized to comport with the collaborative nature of many interactions within the facility.

Issue 3: What, if any, programs and resources do you feel the library should be offering that it doesn't? Or update for patrons?

We provide a wide range of services, but we need to ensure that we have sufficent laptops, tablets, etc. for those who do not have their own.


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