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.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged People

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.


Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo