Louise M. Hall joined the staff 37 years prior to her award and served as the first chair of the EPA non-faculty grievance committee, chair of the faculty grievance committee and as a member of the Faculty Council. She retired in 1983.
After her appointment as acting university librarian in 1973, Hall “courageously led the library into the national bibliographic network, reactivated Library Notes to improve communications between the library and the University community, and worked effectively at strengthening ties between the library and the faculty,” her citation read.
Hall was commended for assisting countless students and faculty members in their studies. She was called an innovator who turned the humanities reference department into a model for other libraries.