Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Melissa Rose papers
Collection number: Col-16
0.8 cubic feet
2 letter size boxes
California State University, East Bay. University Archives
Hayward, California 94542
Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Melissa Rose during her tenure as University Librarian.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Melissa Rose papers, Col-16, University Archives, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California.
Records were transferred by the Office of the University Librarian.
Originally processed by Lucielle Klovdahl (date unknown); collection rehoused and finding aid created by Collin Thorman, 2011
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.
The Asbestos Abatement Project began under Melissa Rose's supervision and progressed through the preliminary budget and assessment
phases. This project extended beyond her time as University Librarian (primarily due to concerns of cost), but her initial
actions led to an important project which extended for many years thereafter. Melissa Rose was also involved in the implementation
of Online Public Access Computers (OPACs) at the end of her time at CSUH. She was an active member of the California Library
Association (CLA) and served on many
committees. Melissa Rose passed away on December 8, 1996 at age 66.
||Hired as Education Librarian
||Appointed University Librarian
||Organized Library Book Sale
||Began weeding project
||Biella Room closed to public after severe vandalism
||Asbestos discovered during minor roof repair, ad hoc committee formed
||Went to China as a part of People-to-People Delegation
||Planning efforts begin in earnest
||Preliminary Design Concept Scheme for California State University, Hayward Library drafted by Cape Environmental Management
||Implemented HAYSTAC Open Public Access Catalog
||Passed away at age 66
Scope and Content of Collection
The Melissa Rose Papers collection contains professional correspondence and
documents sent and received by Melissa Rose, who was University Librarian from 1980-1991.
Arranged in a single series by subject, and within subject by chronology.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
California State University, East Bay
Floyd R. Ericson Papers (Col. 15)