Elizabeth "Betty" Fulton has been volunteering at the Missoula Public Library since 1990. She co-ordinates a team of over 10 senior volunteers who come on a regular schedule to shelve paperback books.
When there's a vacancy, she recruits from friends and by word of mouth. Betty arranges the team's schedule so that there is always one volunteer per day. In addition, she substitutes when other volunteers are unable to come. This important job saves the staff hours and hours of time.
Betty is one of those volunteers who loyally and quietly works behind the scenes. Yet her contribution to the library service is very important. She has had a variety of interesting volunteer positions over the years. She was a member of the first Girl Scout Board and formed the first Girl Scout Troop in Missoula. She's served in the Medical Auxiliary and directed several March of Dimes Drives.
When she lived in Richland, WA, Betty was volunteer assistant to their library director. Currently, Betty is active in her church organization and PEO Chapter. Betty looks forward to coming to Missoula Public Library, and is still an enthusiastic reader. When asked what she likes about volunteering, Betty replied: "I've always had a book in my hands. I enjoy libraries."