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Puniello, Francoise S.

punielloAssociate University Librarian for Facilities Planning and Management,

Acting Head of Communications, Marketing and Development

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Tel: 848-932-7505

Office: Associate University Librarian, Library Administration

Archibald S. Alexander Library

169 College Ave

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163

Biographical Notes

Throughout her career at Douglass College and Rutgers University, Francoise S. Puniello has earned the respect of colleagues, staff, alumnae and students by sharing her talents, professionalism and enthusiasm with the Douglass community. She has been a wonderful asset and friend to the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College and Douglass College.

Francoise has served as the Associate University Librarian for Facilities Planning and Management at Rutgers University since 2006, and previously as Associate Director of the New Brunswick Campus libraries and then Acting Director.

Francoise served as Director of the Mabel Smith Douglass Library from 1987-1997. Under her leadership, the Douglass Library continued its philosophy of user centric services and collections. She was also instrumental in bringing to fruition renovations to the Douglass Libary as delineated in the concept document D21: The Douglass Library for the Twenty-First Century. These new facilities better meet the changing research needs of students and faculty. She also worked closely with the Associate Alumnae to establish the Sharon A. Fordham Multi-Media Resource Laboratory at the Library.

Francoise has been a steadfast and loyal member of many committees at Douglass, including the Search for the Tenth Dean of Douglass, the 75th Anniversary Celebration, and Founders Day. She served as the Douglass College representative in the University Senate for more than a decade, and is a former elected representative to the Rutgers University Board of Trustees.

For her support and dedication to Douglass College, its students and alumnae, Francoise was awarded the 2011 Douglass Medal from the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College.


Francoise Puniello speaks at Douglass reunion weekend, after receiving the Douglass Medal.
Photo used courtesy of Orin Puniello.

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Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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