NANCY L. BAKER
August 2000 – present
Prior to coming to Iowa, Baker was director of libraries at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, since 1991. There she led the overall administration of operations and personnel at 11 libraries, including branch libraries in Spokane, Vancouver, Olympia, and the Tri-Cities area of south central Washington. Prior to this, Baker was associate director of Libraries for Public Services, University of Washington-Seattle from 1984 to 1991.
Baker received a master of arts in library science degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and a master of arts in English literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton, N.Y. She also earned a graduate certificate in public administration from the University of Utah-Salt Lake City and a bachelor of arts in English (with honors) from the University of Connecticut.
Baker has taught at the University of Washington Graduate School of Library and Information Science in the Library Management Continuing Education Certificate Program. She has also taught at the University of Kentucky College of Library Science, and at the State University of New York, Binghamton.