Barbara Fischler

Director, IUPUI Libraries, 1981-1995 

IUPUI Librarian, 1970-1995 

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, 1970-1997 


When Barbara Fischler became director of IUPUI Libraries in 1981, she brought a multitude of experience as a librarian within the IU System to her position.   From 1958-1963, she worked as an assistant reference librarian at IU Bloomington.  In 1970, she took a position as circulation librarian at IUPUI and also became an associate professor of the IUPUI School of Library and Information Sciences.  In 1981, Fischler became acting director of IUPUI Libraries and, in 1982, she was named the permanent director.

As director, Fischler oversaw University Library and Herron Art Library.  She was instrumental in planning the technology and design of the new University Library building, which broke ground in 1988 and opened in 1992.  Fischler also served on several task forces for university development and held a seat on the faculty council.

Fischler resigned as library director in 1995 and served a term as acting director of the School of Library and Information Sciences before retiring from IUPUI in 1997.



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