Recognizing the honorees of the Mohawk Valley Library System

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  • 02 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013

Resolution Details

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing the honorees of the Mohawk Valley
Library System

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in joining its esteemed
entities as they recognize those who have made extraordinary contrib-
utions; and
WHEREAS, The Mohawk Valley Library System will present its Library
Recognition Award and its Harold and Junice Wusterbarth Award during its
Annual Dinner Meeting to be held at River Stone Manor on May 15, 2013;
WHEREAS, The Library Recognition Award will be presented to the
Gloversville Public Library for its sustained outreach and/or program-
ming efforts to reach an underserved and/or new customer population; and
WHEREAS, The Gloversville Public Library is being recognized for its
month Tech Classes, which began in February of 2011; and
WHEREAS, The classes are taught by Michael Daly, an instructor and
Public Services Librarian at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, and
include topics such as Facebook, iPads, the Cloud, Excel, Word, digital
cameras, smartphones versus cell phones, Skype, Google, on-line shop-
ping, Internet safety, and eReaders; and
WHEREAS, The library began this service to meet the growing technology
needs of its patrons; it has offered 17 classes with over 100 partic-
ipants; and
WHEREAS, The Harold and Junice Wusterbarth Award will be presented to
Thomas Walsh, a long-time member of the Johnstown Public Library Board
of Trustees; and
WHEREAS, During his distinguished 40 years of service on the Board,
Tom has participated in a variety of activities, including washing dish-
es at the Storybook fundraiser, recruiting new Board members, serving on
the Personnel Committee that hired Barbara Germain as Director, under-
writing the shipping costs of the "Operation Paperback" books that the
library mails to overseas troops, and overseeing the library's Budget
and Finance Committee; he willingly extended his trusteeship to oversee
a recent transition of directors; and
WHEREAS, When the library building was expanded and restored, Tom was
actively involved in financial planning and fundraising, and provided
legal counsel for a 501c3 application, contract reviews and potential
property purchase; and
WHEREAS, Tom has also worked tirelessly for the library's financial
stability, including the establishment of the library's endowment; and
WHEREAS, The State of New York is pleased to join the Mohawk Valley
Library System in extending sincere appreciation to these honorees for
their valuable contributions; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize the Gloversville Public Library and Tom Walsh upon being
honored by the Mohawk Valley Library System; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Gloversville Public Library and Tom Walsh.


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