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Commending Melissa Morrone upon the occasion of her being honored on March 24, 2011, in conjunction with Women's History Month in th...

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J896


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Melissa Morrone upon the occasion of
her being honored on March 24, 2011, in conjunction with Women's History
Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Melissa Morrone
upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition to be cele-
brated at the Annual Women's History Celebration at the Cort Club in
Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, New York, on March 24, 2011; and
WHEREAS, Women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made
historic contributions to the growth and strength of New York State in
countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
WHEREAS, Each year, the State of New York officially sets aside time
to recognize the unique contributions that women have made to this great
Empire State and its society; and
WHEREAS, Melissa Morrone has continually demonstrated extreme compe-
tence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent leadership in her unwav-
ering service to her community and profession; and
WHEREAS, A Westchester County native, Melissa Morrone graduated cum
laude from Columbia University as an English major and received her
Master's in Library and Information Studies from Montreal's McGill
University in 2002; and
WHEREAS, Melissa Morrone is currently the Technology Training Special-
ist for the future Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library and
until recently, she was the Library Information Supervisor at its Flat-
lands branch; and
WHEREAS, Melissa Morrone has conducted workshops at Brooklyn Public
Library as well as community outreach projects on topics such as Inter-
net research, managing information online, and basic website develop-
ment; and
WHEREAS, Melissa Morrone is co-author of a 2009 article, "Radical
Reference: Socially Responsible Librarianship Collaborating with Commu-
nity"; and
WHEREAS, Melissa Morrone has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, In addition to librarianship, Melissa Morrone is active in
local social justice groups, including the books-to-prisoners group
Books Through Bars; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Melissa Morrone has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for Melissa Morrone, and to wish her
continued success in all of her future endeavors; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Melissa Morrone upon the occasion of her being honored on March
24, 2011, in conjunction with Women's History Month in the State of New
York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Melissa Morrone.

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  • 16 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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