Melissa Anderson

Librarian's Name


  • Subject Areas:
    • Business
    • Economics

Contact Information

Library Committees

  • Reference, Instruction, and Professional Development Committee
  • Programming and Outreach Committee
  • Assessment Committee
  • Public Services Committee
  • Electronic Resources Committee
  • Web and Discovery Committee

University Committees

  • Faculty Senate
  • Advisory Council

Selected Publications

  • Anderson, M. (2018). [Review of the book Assessing library spaces for learning by S. Montgomery, ed.]. Public Services Quarterly, 14(1), 55-56. doi:10.1080/15228959.2018.1415508
  • Anderson, M. (2019). [Review of the book Digital literacy unpacked by K. Reedy & J. Parker, eds]. College and Research Libraries, 80(4), 578-580. 
  • Anderson, M. (2017). [Review of the book Information literacy and writing studies in conversation: Reenvisioning library-writing program connection by A. Baer]. College and Research Libraries, 78(7), 999-1001. doi:10.5860/crl.78.7.999
  • Anderson, M. (2016). Rethinking assessment: Information literacy instruction and the ACRL Framework. School of Information Student Research Journal, 5(2).

Campus Activities

  • Rotaract Faculty Advisor

Professional Memberships

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Oregon Library Association
  • Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Modern Language Association
  • Reference and User Services Association


  • MLIS, San José State University School of Information, 2016
  • PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, 2012
  • MA, Comparative Literature, University of Colorado, 1996
  • BA, French & English Literatures, University of California, San Diego, 1994

Previous Experience

  • University of Portland, Adjunct Instruction Librarian 2016-2017
  • Portland State University, Reference Librarian 2016-2017
  • San José State University School of Information, Assistant to Director of Marketing and Communications 20014-2016
  • Mendocino Small Business Development Center & Women’s Business Center, Program Coordinator & Advisor 2011-2014
  • Le Garçon Boulanger (France), Marketing Manager 2005-2008
  • University of Chicago, Lector & Instructor, 2000-2005, Assistant Director University Writing Program, 2004-2005