Faith Benavides

Library Services Specialist


Building: Rose Library
Office: 1208-B
MSC: 4601

Department: Public Services

About me

Faith Benavides is Mexican-American Poet and Library Services Specialist based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from James Madison University in 2015, an M.A. in English Literature and Poetry at Southern New Hampshire University in 2019, and is currently working on her M.L.I.S with a concentration in Academic Libraries at Louisiana State University. Faith’s work has appeared in multiple literary journals such as James Madison University’s Gardyloo in 2013 and 2014, Blue Pepper in 2016, and Rly Srs Literature in 2019. She is currently working with Thirty West Publishing House and Rly Srs Literature for an upcoming anthology to be released in 2021.

About Public Services

We connect JMU’s diverse communities with the Libraries’ resources through a holistic approach to front-line services. We staff the main service desks in Carrier and Rose Libraries and coordinate the Ask the Library service. We provide support for checking out materials, help people find library items and electronic resources in our collections, and work closely with other Libraries’ departments to seamlessly connect people with the resources and expertise they need.