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.


  • Caroline Bodager

    LTS Specialist

    I manage the LTS circulating equipment collection. 


  • Megan Brooks

    Megan Brooks

    Director, Research Services

    B.A., College of St. Benedict; M.L.S., Syracuse University

    Research librarian for Economics, Philosophy, Religion, and East Asian Languages and Cultures. Supports academic departments in their use of Drupal. 


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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.


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    Meghan Gamsby

    Research and Instruction Librarian, Sciences

    B.Sc., University of Guelph; M.L.I.S., University of Western Ontario

    Supports the sciences in their information needs.


  • 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.


  • Cassandra Pattanayak

    Jack and Sandra Polk Guthman '65 Director, Quantitative Analysis Institute; Visiting Lecturer

    A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Statistician specializing in causal inference; creating the Quantitative Analysis Institute, to expand the role of statistics at Wellesley.


  • 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