Phebe Huderson-Poydras is the director of library services and serves on the faculty at the Southern University Law Center, where she is responsible for the overall management of the library and its staff. 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, Legal Bibliography, 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.
Professor Poydras is both active professionally and in the community. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries where she has served on various committees. She is also a past member of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries and a member of the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries in which she also served on various committees. She is also a member of American Library Association. She is a former president of the Zonta Club of Fort Wayne, former member of the Executive Board of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the NAACP and member of the Women in the NAACP (WIN). She has also served on Fort Wayne’s Arts United Board and volunteered for several committees. She is a member of the La Capitale Chapter of the Links Incorporated.
Her Publications include:
- Book Review: “Keeping Up with New Legal Titles” 108 Law Lib. J. 449, 466 (2016) (reviewing Mark K. Osbeck, Impeccable Research: A concise Guide to Mastering Legal Research Skills, Second Edition, (2016).
- “Have You Considered Becoming a Law Librarian?” Law Practice Today, http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/law-librarian/, January 14, 2015.
- “Developing a Legal Information Literate Law Student: That Dog Will Hunt” Legal References Services Quarterly, 32:3. 183-201 (2013). Article focuses on developing legal information literacy skills in law students so that they will be competent legal professionals.
- "Practicing Law Librarianship: Six Ways to Spread the Word." AALL Spectrum. Chicago Illinois, November 2006, 9-10. Recruiting new members into the profession. The article provides brief suggestions. It was also jointly written by three other members of the AALL Recruitment Committee.