Monday, April 21, 2014

Focus on Trustees: Nadia Sheikh

As we continue to focus on the great work being done by all of the library trustees that the STL Committee supported in the election in April, 2013, we are pleased to report on the many activities in which Trustee Nadia Sheikh has been involved since she was sworn into office last Spring. Nadia has taken an active role in all Library Board regular meetings and committee work and has distinguished herself as a dedicated worker who has done much to support library programs and services. She serves in a leadership position on the Friends of the Carol Stream Library organization and is also active in the Carol Stream Women’s Club.

Just as important, Nadia Sheikh has been active in many other events in our community and has volunteered her time and services to help make Carol Stream a better place for our neighbors and their children. Here is just a partial list of some of the specific activities in which Nadia has been involved:

May 18, 2013: 

Volunteered at CSWC booth and CSPL booth at the Carol Stream Park District “Just Play!” Event.

July 4, 2013:
Participated in CSPL's July 4th parade and handed out candy and library information from the library float.

August 3, 2013:
Participated in the Dominican University Public Library Trustee Orientation at the Gail Borden Library in order to learn more about her responsibilities as a trustee.

September 24, 2013:

Invited by District 94 Community High School (West Chicago) to participate in National Voter Registration Day and speak to high school government students about her role as a locally elected official.

September 25, 2013:
Attended the annual “Shape of Carol Stream” Town Hall meeting to represent the library and support Jim Bailey, fellow Library Trustee and President.

November 2, 2013:
Invited to speak at the Village of Streamwood's Community Relations Commission Annual “Cultures in Our Community” event to promote diversity within our communities. 

November 21, 2013:
invited by District 94 Community High School (West Chicago) to speak to a high school honors English class for their “Community Leaders Teach for a Day” program during National Education Week on the topic of “Leadership and Diversity in Local Government”.

December 8, 2013:
Worked with the library staff and the Friends of the Carol Stream Library to help make the CSPL Holiday Open House a big success.

January 14, 2014:
Invited by the Assistant Community Development Director of Carol Stream to participate in the Carol Stream Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee

February 2, 2014:
Attended the Carol Stream Citizen of the Year dinner as a nominee for this award in recognition for her service to our community.

February 24, 2014:
Participated in the Carol Stream Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Kickoff meeting.

March 19, 2014:
Volunteered to work with high school seniors from West Chicago High School who asked her  to come speak to their government class during their mock legislative session.

The STL Committee is extremely proud of the work that Nadia Sheikh has done for our library and our community, just as we are for the service and dedication of all of the trustees that the STL Committee supported—Jim Bailey, Bonnie Gilliam, Patricia Johnson, and Ed Jourdan. Together, they have restored integrity and fiscal responsibility to our Library Board. We commend all of these people for their dedication and we thank them for their service to our library!