Research & Instructional Support provides guidance and support for the academic use of library and technology resources and the production of digital media.

We collaborate with faculty on solutions to their instructional needs, participate in campus-wide discussions on instructional technology and research support, and provide programs and services electronically and in-person in the Clapp, Art, Music and Science libraries, the Knapp Media & Technology Center and the PNE Social Science Center, and oversee the circulation of research materials and multimedia equipment.

Find a librarian or instructional technologist by subject specialty

Heather Woods, Director - x3175

Research Services

   Sarah Barbrow - x3426
   Emily Belanger - x3372
   Susan Alden (Spring 2016) - x3021
   Laura O'Brien - x3497
   Laura Reiner - x2108

Instructional Technology - Rebecca Darling, Assistant Director - x2882
   David O'Steen, Senior Instructional Technologist and Associate Director of the Blended Learning Initiative - x3322
   Carolin Ferwerda - x2386
   Iva Gishin - x3923
   Mac Stewart - x2906
   Jordan Tynes - x2938

Public Services - Laura Sherriff, Manager - x3758
  Caroline Bodager- x3473

Digital Scholarship Initiatives - Jenifer Bartle, Manager - x3757

Quantiative Analysis Institute - Casey Pattanayak, Director - x3435

Blended Learning InitiativeDavid O'Steen, Associate Director - x3322

All phone numbers are 781-283-xxxx

RIS Staff

  • Sarah Barbrow

    Sarah Barbrow

    Research & Instruction Librarian

    Research & Instruction Librarian for Anthropology, Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.


  • Jenifer Bartle

    Manager, Digital Scholarship Initiatives

    I manage the Digital Scholarship Initiatives (DSI) program, working with faculty to support their research and teaching using digital scholarship tools and methods.


  • Emily Belanger

    Research & Instruction Librarian

    I work with AMST, CAMS, EDUC, WGST, and WRIT to seamlessly incorporate information literacy learning into the student experience.


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    Rebecca Darling

    Asst Director, Instructional Technology

    Instructional Technology subject specialist for the humanities. A good generalist. It's not about the tools. It's about pedagogy & learning.


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    Carolin Ferwerda

    Instructional Technologist for GIS & Statistics

    Resident map geek, specializing in GIS and statistics.  Available for individual consultations, workshops, office hours, and in-class instruction.


  • Iva Gishin

    Research & Instructional Support


  • Laura O'Brien

    Laura M. O'Brien

    Research and Instruction Librarian

    Provides research and instructional support for students and faculty in English, Comparative Literature, French, Italian, German, Russian, Theater, Classics, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.



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    David O'Steen

    Senior Instructional Technologist and Associate Director of the Blended Learning Initiative

    Provides technology support for teaching, learning, and research.


  • Laura Reiner

    Laura Reiner

    Research & Instruction Librarian

    Laura Reiner, research librarian


  • Laura Sherriff, Manager, Public Services, Wellesley LTS

    Laura Sherriff

    Manager, Public Services

    I manage the library service desks, course reserves (video & print), the Clapp circulating equipment, and student workers in LTS-RIS.


  • MacKenzie "Mac" Stewart

    Instructional Technologist

    B.A., State University of New York at Oswego

    I assist faculty and students with technology for teaching and learning, and provide support for educational technology.


  • Jordan Tynes

    Instructional Technologist


  • Heather Woods

    Director of Research & Instructional Support

    Director,  LTS-Research & Instructional Support