MAC Retirement: Melissa Nasea retired on March 31, 2020

Melissa Nasea earned a BA and MSLS from Wayne State University (in Detroit) and an MBA from East Carolina University (in Greenville, NC). She became a Distinguished Member of the AHIP in 2006.

Melissa came to the Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University on October 1, 1982 and retired on March 31, 2020. She worked in reference, cataloging, and serials. She moved to History Collections in 2005 and continued to work in all of those areas. She conducted six oral history interviews, mainly on public health in North Carolina.

Her Laupus Library responsibilities included membership in the History Committee from 2006 to retirement and chairing it starting in 2012. She led the library’s history of the health sciences lecture series from 2006 to 2020. She was a member of the Personnel Committee from 1989 to 2007 and 2016 to 2020, chairing it from 1998 to 2007. While chair she led the tenure and promotion process for three candidates, mostly while working in a smallish library study room.

Melissa participated twice in the Medical Library Association’s sequence of chair-elect to past chair: Collection Development Section from 2007 to 2010 and History of the Health Sciences Section from 2013 to 2019.

Since she telecommuted for her last eight working days, all of her retirement has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. She walks outside most days and hopes to add additional activities after a vaccine is widely available.

Congratulations on your retirement, Melissa! Thank you for your service and we wish you a healthy life ahead!


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