Personal Librarian Services


Lois Coleman
Lois Coleman

Science Librarian
Constellation Octans  

Jenna Freedman

Women's Studies
  & Zine Librarian
Constellation Microscopium

Vani Natarajan

Humanities & Area Studies Librarian
Constellation Pyxis
Shannon O'Neill

College Archivist
Barnard Archives
History Librarian
Charlotte Price

Performing Arts Librarian
Constellation Lyra
Martha Tenney

Digital Archivist
Barnard Archives
American Studies Librarian

Coming soon...

Social Sciences Librarian
Constellation Telescopium

Coming soon...

Art & Architecture Librarian
Constellation Pictor

Coming soon...

IMATS Specialist
Constellation Fornax

Our Personal Librarian program gives library users a personalized and direct link to the library. Each first year student, each constellation, and each academic department is matched with a librarian who serves as their main point of contact for the library - a go-to person for all things library-related. 

We also provide library instruction, research consultations and subject and course research guides

The Barnard librarians welcome questions from anyone in the Barnard/Columbia community.  IM us using the chat box on the home page, text us from your mobile phone at 386-BARNARD (386-227-6273), visit, email or call us.


Department/Program Librarian
Africana Studies Vani Natarajan
American Studies Martha Tenney
Anthropology Vani Natarajan
Architecture Coming soon
Art History Coming soon
Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures Vani Natarajan
Biological Sciences Lois Coleman
Chemistry Lois Coleman
Classics & Ancient Studies Jenna Freedman
Comparative Literature Vani Natarajan
Computer Science Lois Coleman
Dance Charlotte Price
Economics Coming soon
Education Coming soon
English Vani Natarajan
Environmental Science Lois Coleman
Film Studies Charlotte Price
Fornax (Constellation) Coming soon
French Vani Natarajan
German Vani Natarajan
History Shannon O'Neill
Human Rights Coming soon
Italian Vani Natarajan
Jewish Studies Vani Natarajan
Department/Program Librarian
Lyra (Constellation) Charlotte Price
Mathematics Lois Coleman
Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lois Coleman
Microscopium (Constellation) Jenna Freedman
Music Charlotte Price
Neuroscience & Behavior Lois Coleman
Octans (Constellation) Lois Coleman
Philosophy Coming soon
Physical Education Lois Coleman
Physics & Astronomy Lois Coleman
Pictor (Constellation) Coming soon
Political Science Coming soon
Psychology Coming soon
Pyxis (Constellation) Vani Natarajan
Religion Lois Coleman
Slavic Vani Natarajan
Sociology Coming soon
Spanish & Latin American Cultures Vani Natarajan
Telescopium (Constellation) Coming soon
Theatre Charlotte Price
Urban Studies Coming soon
Women's Studies Jenna Freedman


If you have not had a Personal Librarian assigned to you...

If you are a Barnard student, faculty member or administrator, and would like to request a Personal Librarian, please e-mail