Pauline Fulda Named Associate Director
Pauline Fulda was recently appointed Associate Director of Medical Center Libraries. She came to the LSUMC Library in 1990 as Coordinator for Collection Development and Acquisitions. During 1997 and 1998, Pauline took on the additional responsibility of temporarily supervising the Library's public services departments. She became Associate Director in January.
Pauline has spent her entire professional career in libraries; in fact, she decided to become a science librarian at the tender age of 15. After graduating from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1969 with a degree in biology education and library science, Pauline worked for a year as a school librarian in rural Patterson, Louisiana.
In 1971 Pauline received her master's degree in library science from LSU-Baton Rouge. She then worked for a number of years in public libraries in Galveston, Houston, and New Orleans. In these positions she gained valuable experience working in business and science, government documents, and reference departments. After taking a few years off to be a full-time mother, Pauline entered the field of health sciences librarianship when Baptist Hospital hired her in 1980. In her nine years there, Pauline centralized the hospital's library functions, combining its small nursing, medicine, blood bank, and pastoral care collections into a new state-of-the-art facility.
Throughout her career Pauline has maintained a commitment to professional library associations. She has held every office in the Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana and several offices in the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association. She is currently serving a three-year term as a member of the national Medical Library Association's (MLA) Bylaws Committee. In 1994 Pauline was named a distinguished member of MLA's Academy of Health Information Professionals.
In her "other life" Pauline participates in a number of activities. She is the mother of one son, two stepchildren, and a step grandchild. She and her husband David are avid outdoors people; they enjoy gardening, hiking, camping, and fishing. Pauline also enjoys cooking, and she is the Library's resident baker.
Pauline hopes to foster a positive environment for the employees whom she supervises. Staff development is extremely important to her, and she tries to utilize the various talents of all the staff members in creative ways. The Library Staff is proud to have Pauline as our Associate Director.
-- Elizabeth Schafer
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