Originally from Taiwan, Peishan Bartley recieved her BA in business administration from National Cheng Chi University and her MBA from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After spending two years working as a marketing specialist for a software company, Bartley switched paths and earned her MLIS from Simmons College. She worked for a year at Rivier College's Regina Library in the technology department and returned to Simmons in pursuit of a PhD degree in Library and Information Science. She has worked as the SLIS usability lab assistant, whose responsibilities included giving workshops on usability testing, and held workshops at the SLIS tech lab on how to use tags in libraries. Bartley's interests include user tagging behavior, usability evaluation methods, and cross lingual information retrieval.