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Nathan Farley

Systems Librarian/Associate Professor
University of Northwestern - St. Paul

The Association endeavors to meet the needs of its members. The last year has been one of intense need and the fallout from COVID-19 will continue to affect our members at every level.  I see us continuing to creatively connect people and help them build professional relationships that can see them through these hard times and help them grow.  As VP, I would continue to foster those relationships and look for new ways to improve relationships and strengthen the members. 


  • Masters of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas, TX, 2003
  • Bachelors of Arts, University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN, 1992

Professional Positions:

  • Systems Librarian, University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN, 2017–Present 
  • Web Services Librarian University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN, 2014–2017 
  • Associate Professor, University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN, 2014–Present 
  • Electronic Services Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN, 2003–2013 
  • Assistant Systems Administrator/Acquisitions Supervisor/Tech Services Coordinator, University of Northwestern, MN, 1995–2003 
  • Acquisitions Supervisor/Circulation Supervisor, University of Northwestern, MN, 1992–1995  

State, regional and national professional organizations activities:

Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC)

  • Various leadership positions, 2002–Present
  • ‚ÄčTask Forces and Special Committees, 1999–2009
  • Committees, 1999–Present

Minnesota Innovative User’s Group

  • Chair, 2011–2012
  • Chair-Elect, 2010–2011 
  • Member at Large – conference host and local coordinator, 2009–2010


  • Association of Christian Librarians, 2002–Present
  • Minnesota Library Association, 2004–2009

ACL Activities

  • ACL Board Vice-President, 2017–Present
  • ACL Board Director-at-Large, 2010–2017
  • Book Reviewer, The Christian Librarian, 2017
  • LASIR Talk Presenter, 2013–2016
  • Evaluation Task Force, The Christian Librarian, 2013
  • Moderator, Teaching and Learning Interest Group, 2012–2014
  • Conference/Host Planning Team, 1996–1997, 2009–2010
  • Poster Session Presenter, 2008
  • Workshop Presenter, 2006, 2007, 2013