Rose Barcal has been the Library Director for the City of La Vista’s Public Library since September of 2001.
Accomplishments have been co-writing and writing grants for various areas of the library; special programming like genealogy; the library collection; and support training. Rose supervises and ensures the budget is utilized to its full capacity. This is accomplished by seeking various vendors who offer discounts or the best services for the library’s magazine subscriptions, book orders, and media.
The library also supports the Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Sarpy Center, so Rose works with the MCC library staff concerning materials and tours for MCC students, faculty and staff.
Before working for the City of La Vista, Rose was the Head of Collection Development for the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s McGoogan Library of Medicine. Previous to UNMC, Rose was Acting Dean of Instructional Design of Development as well as Library Director for Clarkson College.
Rose’s undergraduate degree is in Mathematics and English. Her Master’s degree in Library Science is from Emporia State University.