Rong Tang

Associate Professor and Director, Simmons GSLIS Usability Lab

Rong Tang
Phone: 617-521-2880
Office: P-205A

Rong Tang received her doctorate from the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has taught evaluation of information services, technology for information professionals, library automation systems, digital information services and providers, research methods and design, and usability and user experience research. One of her papers won the 2008 Wynar/ALISE research paper competition. Tang is a recipient of 2007 APA PsycINFO Needs Assessment Contract Award, 2007 Simmons College President's Fund for Faculty Excellence, 2008 OCLC/ALISE Research Grant Award, and a 2010 contractual award from Harvard University Center for Biomedical Informatics.

Courses Taught

LIS 403: Evaluation of Information Services
LIS 454: Digital Information Services and Providers
LIS 463: Library Automation Systems
LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals
LIS 531Y: Usability and User Experience Research
LIS 621: Conducting Research

Curriculum Vitae

Rong Tang Profile

Areas of Interest

  • Usability testing and evaluation
  • User studies and needs assessment
  • Mental models of online searching
  • Bibliometrics and citation behavior research
  • User community-generated metadata
  • Question-answering services