Special to the Transcript
Marie Matarazzo has announced her intent to run for Library Trustee. The following is her statement.
“My name is Marie Matarazzo, I am a lifelong resident of the Town of Winthrop. By profession, I am a licensed practical nurse.
My late brother Jim was a former library trustee for many years at the Winthrop Public Library. He also taught at Simmons University for almost 50 years. He was a leader in the field of special libraries.
In keeping the legacy of my brother Jim alive, his dedication to the field of library and information science, my love for books and my desire to serve the community, I have decided to run for Library Trustee.
Libraries have found an amazing ability to reinvent themselves. Even with the advent of technology, the use of e-books, and the massive budget cuts, libraries are not dying, they are evolving, quietly transforming lives and strengthening communities.
S.R. Ranganathan, known as the Father of Library Science and Information Science, said, “Library is the heart of the educational institutions. A well functioning heart keeps the body healthy and lively. Efficient library creates healthy educational atmosphere.
Here in Winthrop, we have our own Winthrop Public Library and Museum, on which board I would like to serve.
I have a passion. I want to make a difference in the world I live in. What is your passion?”