Hempstead, NY, January 25, 2013 /Worldwide Who's Who/
-- Melanie L. Freese, Associate Professor of Library Services of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library for Hofstra University, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in library services.
"Libraries and librarians are still needed in this 21st century technological world," says Ms. Freese an associate professor of library services for Hofstra University's Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library. In the field for four decades, she stresses the importance of librarians or "information specialists." The Internet can never replace them as they can help users navigate the ever-expanding informational universe.
For the past 28 years, Ms. Freese has served Hofstra University, applying her skills in children's literature and education material classification to her position as associate professor of library services. In her current stint, she catalogues a variety of materials for the curriculum materials center and consults on the management of CMC materials. She is also mentoring a younger colleague who is learning to catalog materials for the Music Library at Hofstra University, teaching the theoretical principles of librarianship.
In 1967, Ms. Freese earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education, with a minor in history, and two years later earned a master's degree in elementary education, both from Hofstra University. A decade after completing her first degree, she graduated from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University with a Master of Library Science. She has presented numerous training workshops on various aspects of cataloging and classification to faculty and staff in both technical and public services. She also reviews materials for "Libraries Alive," a publication of the National Church Library Association.
A certified public librarian since 1977 and certified teacher in the state of New York, Ms. Freese has authored a chapter titled "Smart Barcodes and Inventory Analysis," which appeared in the ninth volume of Library and Archival Security in 1989 and in the 66th volume of PNLA Quarterly. The highlight of her 40-year career was establishing a library for the residents of the Wayside Home School for Girls in 1993. One year later, she was named Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women of Nassau County, Inc.
Ms. Freese has been a member of Worldwide Who's Who since 2006, gaining several accolades over the years. She was named a VIP member in 2007, highlighting her achievements in the field of library science. In 2009, she was named an Expert Resource in Library Services and was a highlighted member in our Calendar Series in 2010. In 2011, she was featured in the first edition of Pro-Files Magazine.
For more information about Hofstra University, visit http://www.hofstra.edu
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