Amanda E. Landis

Branch Librarian

Amanda Landis is the branch librarian for the John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology in the National Museum of Natural History. Previously, she was a library technician, based primarily at the Museum Support Center Library in Suitland, MD. Additionally, she assisted with collections projects across multiple Smithsonian Libraries.

Amanda joins the Smithsonian Libraries from the National Archives and Records Administration, where she worked as an Archives Technician in Textual Accessioning. She has a Certificate of Federal Records Management from NARA.

She has a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Latin American and Iberian Studies from the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and a MLIS with a concentration in archives management from Simmons College.

As a student in Boston, Amanda interned with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard Art Museums Archives, and Perkins School for the Blind Archives. A former Social Media Coordinator for New England Archivists, she has, in fact, seen that meme already; she’s from the internet.

Born and bred in the San Francisco Bay Area, she dislikes snow, can interpret an astrology birth chart, has strong opinions on tacos, but is apathetic about avocados.