Phebe Huderson-Poydras has been appointed director of library services and an associate professor of law at the Southern University Law Center. In this capacity she is responsible for the overall management of the library and its staff.
“We are so pleased to welcome Professor Poydras as our new law library director,” said Chancellor John Pierre. “Her wealth of experience in the administration of law libraries is a tremendous asset to our law school.”
Prior to coming to SULC, she was the founding associate dean for library affairs and an assistant professor of law at Indiana Tech Law School. She was also previously the director of the Florida A& M University College of Law Library. She has taught Professionalism, Advanced Legal Research, Legal Research and Legal Methods. Poydras received a Master in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University in 1998 and a Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center in 1995.
“It is such a pleasure to be back at the Southern University Law Center,” said Poydras. “The law library holds a special place in my heart and I hope I can contribute to the legacy left by the previous law librarians.”
Professor Poydras is both active professionally and in the community. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, the American Libraries Association and Special Libraries Association. Poydras is also the president of Zonta Club of Fort Wayne, member of the Executive Committee of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the NAACP, member of the Women in the NAACP (WIN), member of the Arts United Board and a member of The Links Incorporated.