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Darla Rushing

Associate Professor Emerita


  • B.A. History, Music minor, William Carey College
  • B.A. Music (Piano performance), University of New Orleans
  • M.L.S. Louisiana State University
  • Graduate study in music history, Louisiana State University


  • Monroe Library


As head of cataloging, coordinator for technical services, and, finally, coordinator for Special Collections and Library Development, Darla Rushing played a major role in the development of library automation at Loyola and in the planning and building the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library. In addition, she helped usher Loyola’s Special Collections & Archives into its deservedly prominent place in the Monroe Library for the university. Rushing was the co-recipient of the highly competitive National Endowment for Humanities Challenge Grant and received numerous grants for library projects, which led to her position as the Monroe Library's first development officer.