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.

Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo