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Meredith Eliassen Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Eliassen has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the curation industry

Since January 2013, Meredith Eliassen has served as the Special Collections Librarian (senior assistant librarian/lecturer) at the J. Paul Leonard Library.

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 16, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Meredith Eliassen with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Eliassen celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After initially earning an Associate of Arts from Santa Rosa Junior College in 1985, Ms. Eliassen started her library career as a library technician at North Bay Cooperative Library System before attending San Francisco State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in broadcasting communications arts in 1988. During these years, Ms. Eliassen completed two internships at KFTY TV (San Rosa, California) and one at KGO Radio (San Francisco) before joining the staff of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University. She volunteered in the Special Collections department working with a video collection, producing "A Guide to Emmy Award-Winning Programs: 1974-1986" that a NATAS Northern California leader later acknowledged in Congressional testimony to create awareness of the need of preservation of local television video collections. Three months after she was hired in Special Collections, Ms. Eliassen became active in recovery efforts of rare materials after the Loma Prieta Earthquake in October 1989. Her early career efforts garnered a fellowship from the Special Library Association in 1991 that financed an independent study to create a justification for preservation at the film and video resource center at WGBH Educational Foundation. While at Simmons University, Ms. Eliassen worked as a library program assistant at the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library at the Museum of Fine Arts as a cataloger of museum and auction catalogs, and art reference librarian. In light of her early accomplishments, Ms. Eliassen was honored in the 26th edition of Who's Who in the West.

Since January 2013, Ms. Eliassen has served as the Special Collections Librarian (senior assistant librarian/lecturer) at the J. Paul Leonard Library. She is curator of the Frank V. de Bellis Collection of Italian cultural material as well as the University Archives & Historic Collections. She interprets and shares the history of the University and is the author of San Francisco State University (Arcadia, 2006). Ms. Eliassen has produced extensive guides to various collections and curated an exhibit called, "Music of the Italian Masters: Sight, Sound, Emotion" for the de Bellis Collection's 50th anniversary in 2014.

Interested in design since she was a child, Ms. Eliassen first studied at the age of 16 when she and her father participated in workshops under watercolorist George Post. Largely self-taught, she is the creative force of "MME Designs" weblog that explores folk motifs. Her work reflects her recognition of patterns within pattern.

Ms. Eliassen is currently a member of the Children's Literature Association and the San Francisco Historical Society and Museum. She has an active interest in folklore, historical biography, and preservation that stems from her family's interest in historic preservation. Ms. Eliassen does local history. Her most recent project was to create an original history of the San Francisco SPCA for its 150th anniversary; her extensive writing demonstrates her commitment to social justice causes past and present.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Eliassen has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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