Charlene V. Martoni is a writer based out of New York’s Hudson Valley. She has contributed to various publications, including The Watershed Post, The Journal News, The Little Rebellion, The New Paltz Oracle, and The Outlook Student Press. She is also the editor of VISITvortex, a magazine portal to the Hudson Valley and Catskills.
Martoni also works as the Evening and Weekend Circulation Supervisor at the Sojourner Truth Library in New Paltz, NY, where she is also the Textbook Collection Manager. Additionally, she serves as the Committee Chair and Webmaster for the One Book/One New Paltz initiative.
Holding bachelor’s degrees in journalism and adolescence education from the State University of New York at New Paltz, Martoni is now pursuing her graduate education at the University at Albany. She is working toward a dual master’s degree in information science and English studies.
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University at Albany’s 2016 NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Award winner, Charlene Martoni, is no stranger to winning… and giving back to others.
Information Science student Charlene Martoni has been selected as a recipient of the NYLA-Dewey Scholarship. This award of $1,000 is sponsored by the Lake Placid Educational Foundation and the New York Library Association. It is awarded each year to students pursuing a master’s degree in a program in New York State that is accredited by the American Library Association. Successful candidates are selected based on evidence of strong scholarship, leadership, and a commitment to work in a library or library system in New York State for at least two years after graduation. References writing in support of Ms. Martoni’s application for the award praised her leadership and supervisory skills, one calling her “a bright, talented and motivated leader in her field.” Continue reading →
Photo by Lauren Thomas. Committee members from left to right: Darlene Davis, Sue Books, Charlene V. Martoni, Myra Sorin, Shelly Sherman, and Linda Welles.
One Book/One New Paltz, the annual joint community reading and discussion experience, returns to town with a week’s worth of activities from November 13 to 20. But this year it’s going to be a little different: Instead of the usual novel, the book selected by the One Book/One New Paltz Committee is a sobering non-fictional account of the lives of people living in extreme poverty. The 2016 Community Read is titled $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). Continue reading →
Written by Charlene V. Martoni
Published in VISITvortex
Part of what makes the Hudson Valley such a beautiful place this time of year is its many destinations that have been taken over by autumn colors. Now is the time to plan some outdoor adventures like a hike up Overlook Mountain, a climb on the Shawangunk Ridge, or a bike along the Hudson Valley Rail Trail.
It’s always important to be prepared whenever you explore the outdoors by bringing maps, first aid kits, and some form of communication. You should also bring energy-packed snacks to keep you going until the end of your excursion.
Here are some healthy, locally made snacks to pack for your next Hudson Valley adventure:Continue reading →