Pollak Library: 60 Years of Community Service

60th anniversaryOn exhibition February 12, 2018 - June 22, 2018, in the  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery of Pollak Library .


Curator: Trish Campbell, Exhibit Program Coordinator

Associate Curators: Colleen Greene and Adolfo Prieto

Graphic Designer: Gail Griswold



The Paulina June and George Pollak Library has played a pivotal role in Cal State Fullerton's history. The Library, throughout its different names and locations has served as a center and facilitator of campus community since what was initially Orange County State College first opened its doors. In addition to meeting the growing academic and intellectual needs of CSUF's students, faculty, staff, and emeriti, the Library building itself has frequently served as the backdrop to or setting for cultural, humanitarian, and other co-curricular activities, as well as for expressions of activism. Join us on this look back at the contributions made by the Pollak Library.



 The curators wish to thank the following people and organizations for their contributions and support:

Adriana Bernal (Access Services)

Dr. Emily Bonney (Interim Library Dean)

Richard Cho (Information & Instruction Services)

Circulation Staff (Access Services)

Anthony Davis, Jr. (Interim Associate Library Dean)

Rosemary Farr (Access Services)

Dr. Clem Guthro (Former Library Dean)

Dr. Scott Hewitt (Former Interim University Librarian)

Kevin Phillips (Access Services)

Patricia Prestinary (University Archives & Special Collections)

Michelle Swadish (Collection & Processing Services)

Roberta Valentine (Audiovisual & Curriculum Materials Center)

Fram Virjee (President, California State University, Fullerton)

A very special thank you goes to the students who helped make this exhibit a success: Library Marketing student assistants, Lauren Condina, Emily Pillai and Karen Vazquez, in addition to the library exhibit student assistants Renee Jean, Frank Nuno Pulido, Cristina Omidsalar, and Mariana Peñaloza; Exhibit Program interns Emma O'Halloran and Rachel Wilson; and University Archives & Special Collections student assistant Nick Seider for their unique contributions, hard work and help in making this installation come to life.

The curators also wish to thank our community partners: The Daily Titan, Patrons of the Library, and Strategic Communications.

Exhibit Location

 On exhibition February 12,   2018 - June 22, 2018, in the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery of Pollak Library .