Amanda Tarbet, MSLIS

Amanda Tarbet
Assistant Director of Library Services
Office of the Provost
(617) 643-6085
Office Location: 
B38 - 4th floor

As Assistant Director of Library Services, Amanda supports student learning, faculty teaching, and both student and faculty scholarship with her expertise in health information. Her own research interests include critical librarianship and user experience research and design.

Amanda is active in the IHP community. She serves on the Faculty Services Committee and chaired the first Institute Faculty Services Summit.

Amanda earned her BS in Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2007, and her MSLIS from Simmons College in 2012. She joined the Institute's Office of the Library and Instructional Design as a library assistant in 2012, and was promoted to reference librarian in 2013. Prior to working at the Institute, Amanda interned at the Boston College O'Neill Library.


BS, Biology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

MS, Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA


User Experience Activities in Small Academic Libraries, co-presenter Jessica Bell, Mar 4, 2019, Designing4Digital

Tiny CMS, Big Design Dreams: Using Koha as a Library Website, Aug 10, 2017, Koha-US Conference

Facilitating Adoption of OERs in the Classroom with the Open Access Course Reserves, co-presenter Jessica Bell, Jun 14, 2017 Northeast OER Summit

Innovating the Tree Test with Google Forms, co-presenter Jessica Bell, Mar 24, 2017, ACRL 2017 Conference

Library Collaborations for Wellness: Two Approaches, co-presenters Kerry Kearns and Carrie MacFarlane, Oct 21, 2016, Vermont Library Association: College and Special Libraries Section Program