Tamara joined the central staff of the Alliance in January 2021. After earning her MLS from Indiana University in 2010 and working in web development, she became the systems librarian for member libraries Portland Community College (2013-16) and Central Oregon Community College (2016-21). She previously served on the Systems Team and Primo Customization Standing Group.
As IT Manager, Tamara’s responsibilities include managing the Alliance website and Archives West, as well as supporting staff, teams and groups, and member libraries in the use of technologies and systems.
In her free time, Tamara plays flute and piano, writes contemporary novels, takes copious photos of her two cats, and tends to the many plants in and around her home in Redmond, OR.