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LPL trustee election is contested

— Dodge noted that the library has made numerous improvements during his time on the board, including putting in new, more energy-efficient windows and a new roof. Those projects were done with help from state construction grants.

“That said, there is more to do,” Dodge said. “I want to see the library continue to offer the high quality of service that it currently provides, but I am very aware of the financial strains facing families in this district. The taxpayers of Liverpool are not made of money and we cannot ask them to pay more than they can comfortably afford. Our challenge going forward is to continue to make this library great while being fair to the people who pay its bills. This is an exciting, challenging time to be on the library board, and I look forward to being a part of it.”

Karen Ingeman

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Karen Ingeman

Karen Ingeman

Ingeman recently retired from the Liverpool Public Library after working there for nearly 13 years. She has close to 35 years of experience in various types of libraries, including community college, university and public libraries. Ingeman said her responsibilities focused on reference and information services, collections development and management, maps and government information services, staff training and supervision of staff numbering from three to 16. She also acted as temporary director of small public library during two five-month maternity leave periods.

Ingeman said she would bring a new perspective to the board of trustees.

“I would bring a new voice via interactions with different people in the community and bringing their questions and concerns to the table,” she said. “My library experience has been on the front line of service to each community in which I have worked.”

Ingeman said it’s important to add that new perspective, especially on a library board that has seen little new blood over the years.

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