This collection contains the papers of Melissa Rose during her tenure as University Librarian.
Melissa Rose became University Librarian in 1980 after the retirement of Floyd R. Erickson. Rose was initially hired as an
Education Librarian in 1964 and later served as Head of Public Services. After becoming University Librarian she immediately
took to assessing and streamlining Library services, rearranging the departmental structure, organizing book sales, and starting
a large weeding project. Unfortunately, Melissa Rose was also faced with many problems soon after beginning as University
Librarian as well. She quelled a small kerfuffle over student behavior in the Biella Room, which eventually led to its closure
to the public, and during a minor roof repair in 1988, a large chunk of asbestos fell in the Music Library, an event which
quickly led to the Asbestos Abatement Project.
0.8 cubic feet
2 letter size boxes
Copyright has not been assigned to the University Archives at California State University, East Bay. All requests for permission
to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Librarian. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the University Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.