Barry Baker has been the Director of Libraries at the University of Central Florida since 1997. Before that Baker was Assistant Director for Technical Services, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens; Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, Appalachian State University Libraries, Boone, North Carolina; and Assistant Director of Libraries for Technical Services, University of South Carolina Libraries, Columbia.
Baker received his Master’s in Library Science at Louisiana State University and his BA in History also from Louisiana State University.
Baker has been editor of “Technical Services Report,” Technical Services Quarterly since 1985. He serves on the Council of State University Libraries (Florida), the Executive Committees of the Florida Virtual Campus Members Council for Library Services, and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) (currently vice-chair/chair elect). He also serves on the EBSCO Publishing Academic Advisory Board. Baker is a member of the American Library Association, Southeastern Library Association, Florida Library Association, and the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries – ACURIL (chairs the Academic Libraries Special Interest Group and Finance committees), and is on the editorial board, ACURILEANA (electronic journal).