Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Muriel Laura Fuller (1912-1978)

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 in Hall of Fame

fuller-72-b.jpgMuriel Laura Fuller was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2008.  Fuller served as Assistant Librarian at the La Crosse Public Library from 1943 to 1947 after receiving her B.L.S from the University of Wisconsin Library School. She became Librarian in 1947 and continued in that position until 1953. She was active in statewide library planning and legislative matters within the Wisconsin Library Association serving as Chair of the WLA’s Statewide Committee for a number of years.  In 1952 she took a leave of absence from the La Crosse Public Library to direct WLA’s legislative campaign.  Fuller was a leader in continuing education for librarianship.  After working for the State Library of Michigan from 1953 to 1962, she joined the faculty of the UW-Madison Library School in 1962 moving from lecturer to the rank of full professor in the next 15 years. In 1963 and continuing until her retirement in 1977 she held a joint appointment as Chairperson of the Department of Library Science in University of Wisconsin Extension. She served as President of WLA in 1968-1969. She received WLA's Citation of Merit award in 1972.  Fuller drowned on June 17, 1978 in a freak boating accident on Lake Pomona in Kansas while teaching at summer school at Emporia State University’s Library School.  The Muriel Fuller award was established by WLA in her honor in 1991. She was selected for inclusion on the National Advocacy Honor Roll  by the American Library Association in 2000 for her contribution as an advocate for library services in the 20th century. The image is used with permission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies.


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Popular Tags

Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Parcel post Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Nolan I. Neds 27 Louise S. Robbins Hall of Fame 2011 School libraries Library Trustees S. Janice Kee Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Wisconsin State Law Library Cooperative Children's Book Center Beaver Dam Public Library Madison Public Library Wisconsin Free Library Commission caly film Hall of Fame 2015 Inform Wisconsin Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Library History Lutie Stearns Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Postcards Zona Gale Beloit Public Library American Library Association Library War Service campa Rusk County Community Library Hall of Fame 2013 Black River Falls Special libraries campaign Jerome P. Daniels WLA 125 Edward Asahel Birge anniversaries Bookmobiles 21 WLA 125 Eager Free Public Library COLAND Postcards Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2015 11 Dianne McAfee Hopkins Hall of Fame 2017 background National Library Week WAAL WWI Library War Service Amer 10 UW-Milwaukee Libraries Hall of Fame 2012 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Oshkosh Public Library Council on Library and Network Development Carl Spitzweg Events & Meetings bookworm Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Elroy Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Carnegie libraries Portage Public Library Cam Middleton Public Library Eratus Swift Wilcox Orrilla Blackshear Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries J. D. Witter Anniversaries Larry T. Nix Woman's Congress People Evansville Wisconsin Lutie Eugenia Stearns Dorothea M. Krause Public library systems Library Buidlings Academic Librarians Hall of Fame 2014 Library Buildings Jane K. Billings Hall of Fame 2015 Events & Meetings James Huff Stout Hall of Fame 2012 Historical Register Ice Storm Hall of Fame 2008 28 John J. Jax National Bookmobile Day archives caly film Library Artifacts Events 23 Increase A. Lapham buil Suring Area Public Library Charles Bunge Marketing-Publicity 20 22 campaign Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Lowell W. Wilson Gertrude Thurow Wayne A. Wiegand Gerald A. Somers Hall Tower Hill Wisconsin Brown County Library Publications Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee WLA 125 Gilbert H. Doane Library people Katharine MacDonald Jones School of Library and Information Studies presentations Pewaukee Public Library Uncategorized trav Milwaukee Public Library Digital Collections Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Matthew S. Dudgeon Wisconsin Rapids UW-Madison school of library and information studies State Law Library Library celebrations Campaign hall of Meter mail slogans Appleton Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Library Systems bed and breakfast Campaign 24 state historical society Ruth Ann Montgomery Richard E. Krug Capitol Fire 1904 library legislation Milwaukee Art Museum library memorabilia William J. Wilson James Duane Doty Anniversaries Hall fo Fame 2012 Exhibits traveling libraries Academic Libraries WLA 125 Public libraries John Miller Chancellor library education Wisconsin Library Bulletin Manitowoc Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Centennial Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Clinton Public Library Clarence Brown Lester Superior Carnegie Libraries caly film Library People Hall of Fame 2016 Cornelia Marving Pierce membership libraries Frank Avery Hutchins Black River Falls Public Library Ruby Roeder Soughton Public Library Milwaukee Public Library Pinback buttons Irene W. Newman Library people Postcards Buttons T. B. Scott Free Public Library Wisconsin Historical Society Sarah Janice Kee Hartford Public Library WHCLIS White House Conference on Library and Information Services Wisconsin Library Association Bernard Schwab Sandra Friedman Dolnick American Library Association Postcards Campaign CCBC Wisconsin Free Library Commission Brown Deer Public Library ca UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies McMillan Memorial Library World War I Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Hall of Fame 2010 Ripon Public Library Hall of Fame 2012 library exhibit Public libraries campaign Library e Hall of Fame 2009 cam DeForest Area Public Library 14 Delia Ovitz I Love Libraries Klaus Linderfelt books-by-mail Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Peter G. Hamon Brown Deer Public Library

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo