Resolution J1070-2013

Honoring Alan Barrish on his retirement as the Director of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library of Monticello, New York

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Alan Barrish upon the occasion of his
retirement as the Director of the Ethelbert B. Crawford  Public  Library
of Monticello, New York

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities of New York  State  are
reflective  of  the concerned and dedicated efforts of certain exemplary
institutions and individuals whose purpose is dedicated to  serving  the
community and the needs of its citizens; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor  and
commend Alan Barrish upon the occasion of his retirement as the Director
of  the  Ethelbert  B.  Crawford  Public Library of Monticello, New York
after 25 years of dedicated and distinguished service  to  the  citizens
and  institutions of Monticello and surrounding Sullivan County communi-
ties; and
  WHEREAS, Alan Barrish has served as the Library's Director since 1988;
as Director, he has supervised the day to day operations of the library;
he has been responsible for the supervision of the library's staff,  the
maintenance  of  the  library's  collection,  liaison with the library's
Board, and management of the library's budget; and
  WHEREAS, Alan Barrish earned a Master of Library Science  degree  from
the University of Kentucky, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences
from  the State University College at Oswego, and an associate degree in
Data Processing from Lexington Technical Institute (now Bluegrass Commu-
nity College); and
  WHEREAS, Alan Barrish served on  the  faculty  of  the  University  of
Kentucky,  College of Library and Information Science as the Information
Specialist for the Kentucky Department for Environmental  Services  from
1984 through 1986; and
  WHEREAS,  In  2000,  Alan  Barrish  received  the prestigious New York
Library Dewey Fellowship from the  New  York  Library  Association  and,
among his many publications, he co-wrote the article "Strategic Planning
and   the   Small  Public  Library:  A  Case  Study"  published  in  the
September/October 1991 edition of PUBLIC LIBRARIES; and
  WHEREAS, Alan Barrish has rendered faithful, conscientious  and  valu-
able  service  to  the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library and those it
serves for 25 years; he has served with loyalty, honor  and  distinction
and  has  justly  earned  the  admiration,  esteem  and affection of his
colleagues and community; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Alan  Barrish upon the occasion of his retirement as the Director
of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library of Monticello, New York; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Alan Barrish.

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