Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Melanie L. Freese, MLS

Title: Associate Professor of Library Services

Company: Hofstra University,
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library

Location:  North Baldwin, New York, United States


  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Baldwin Civic Association, Inc.
  • Baldwin Life Stitches
  • Beta Phi Mu, International Honor Society for Library and Information Studies
  • Business and Professional Woman of Nassau County Inc. (1984-2008) (board of advisors, 1985-2010) (president, 1990-2010)
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
  • Nassau County Library Association (board of directors, Academic and Special Libraries Division, 1984-2005) (chair, Institutional Services Committee, 1992-1996) (president, Academic and Special Libraries Division, 1984-1986, Board, 1983-1993)
  • OLAC an American Library Association
  • Professional Women of Nassau County (1984-2008)
  • Peter’s Lutheran Church, Baldwin, NY, (lector, librarian, Sunday School teacher, 1959-present)
  • Vacation Bible School (leader, storyteller)
  • Woman’s Advance Club, Inc. Baldwin, NY (2012-present) (vice president, 2019-present)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2021, 2019, 2018)
  • Inductee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2021, 2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020, 2019)
  • Inductee, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured, Marquis Radio Package (2020)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Featured Member, Calendar Series, Who’s Who Publishers (2018, 2017, 2015, 2011)
  • Inductee, Elite Women Worldwide (2017, 2015)
  • Inductee, Top Female Executives (2017, 2015, 2013)
  • Inductee, Elite American Educators (2015, 2013, 2010)
  • Industry Expert, “Top 101 Industry Experts,” Who’s Who Publishers (2015)
  • Featured Member, Live365 Radio (2014)
  • Professional of the Year, Worldwide Who’s Who (2013, 2012, 2008)
  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2012)
  • Featured Member, Elite Radio Network (2011)
  • Featured Member, Pro-Files Magazine, Who’s Who Publishers (2011)
  • Industry Expert, “Top 101 Industry Experts,” Cambridge Who’s Who (2009)
  • Inductee, Lifetime Membership, Cambridge Who’s Who (2008)
  • VIP of the Year, Cambridge Who’s Who (2008, 2007)
  • Recipient, Twentieth Century Award for Achievement, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England (1994)
  • Recipient, Woman of the Year Award, Business and Professional Women of Nassau County, Inc. (1994)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Baldwin, NY (1993)
  • International Order of Merit, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England (1980)

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