Nancy L. Baker has been the University Librarian at the University of Iowa since August of 2000, after nearly 9 years as the Director of Libraries at Washington State University and 7 years as Associate Director for Public Services at the University of Washington. Ms. Baker earned her BA in English from the University of Connecticut in 1972 and her MLS (Masters in Library Science) from the University of Michigan in 1973. She also holds an MA degree in English from Binghamton University (SUNY), which she earned in 1978. Ms. Baker is the co-author of A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students: English and American Literature, published by the Modern Language Association of America, and now in its 5th edition. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and has been an active member of a variety of ARL committees. A former chair of the University Library Section of ACRL, Ms. Baker has also served on a wide range of American Library Association committees over the years. In addition, she has authored articles and made presentations at national conferences primarily on library management, information literacy, and library services for distance education. Nancy Baker is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa, and currently teaches College and University Libraries during the spring semester. She has previously taught courses in Information Policy, Management, and Program Evaluation. Over the course of her thirty-five year career, she has also held progressively responsible positions at Binghamton University, Middlebury College, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Utah.
Assessment centers: A technique for selecting academic library administrators (with Eloise McQuown), Journal of Academic Librarianship (1985)
Proposes a solution to the dilemmas of academic library administrative personnel selection practices, which is...