Nathaniel “Nat” Barker
Library Services Specialist
Nat is a Library Services Specialist based out of Carrier Library. He was born here in Harrisonburg in the old Rockingham Memorial Hospital that has since become our Student Success Center. He graduated from JMU in December of 2018 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Criminal Justice.
About Academic Engagement
Academic Engagement is a new, public-facing division of the Libraries, under formation now. Departments include Library and Information Services, the Music Library, Research & Education Services, Digital Projects, and Special Collections. These latter two teams are coming together soon as the department of Digital Scholarship and Distinctive Collections.
About Library and Information 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.