Nancy L. Baker University of Iowa LibrariesNANCY L. BAKER
University Librarian

August 2000 – July 2013

Prior to coming to Iowa, Baker was director of libraries at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 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. Baker was also 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.