About Me

Tara serves as the subject specialist in the University Libraries for Germanic and Slavic languages, literatures, and cultures, and for linguistics. She previously served as the Director of Information Services and Librarian for the American Philatelic Research Library in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the world’s largest library dedicated to stamp collecting and postal history, where she oversaw the renovation of new space for the library and developed the library’s first digital collections. She also previously served as the Information Core Director for Penn State’s Population Research Institute and has experience in public and corporate libraries. She has an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in German Studies from Bard College. Tara was recognized as a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association in 2017 and served as President in 2020.

Office Address

W319 Pattee Library

Department Address

W211 Pattee, University Park, PA 16802-1801

Subject Expertise:


Academic Support Areas: German and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics Program.