Natasha McFarland is a former librarian at the Earl Gregg Swem Library. She served William & Mary in various roles over thirty-seven years from 1983 to 2020. McFarland is a ’83 graduate of Virginia Union University and received her MLIS in 2010 from the University of North Texas-Denton. During her career at W&M Libraries, McFarland worked in Inter Library Loan, Database Records Management, and Public Services where she was a member of the Reference Team.
In addition to her job as a librarian, McFarland served as Co-director of the W&M Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE); a member of the Implementation Team for the W&M-Task Force on Race and Race Relations; Membership Chair for the Professionals and Professional Faculty Assembly, and Chair of the Library Diversity Committee.
In 2021, the Natasha McFarland Staff Education Fund was created in her honor to provide support for current W&M Libraries staff to pursue professional development opportunities.