Personal Librarian Services



Lois Coleman
Lois Coleman
Science Librarian

Jennie Correia

Social Sciences Librarian
First Day: 9/16

Jenna Freedman

Women's Studies
  & Zine Librarian

Vani Natarajan

Humanities &
Area Studies Librarian
Shannon O'Neill

College Archivist
Barnard Archives
History Librarian
Charlotte Price

Performing Arts Librarian
Martha Tenney

Digital Archivist
Barnard Archives
American Studies Librarian

Coming soon...

Art & Architecture Librarian

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 Charlotte Price
Comparative Literature Vani Natarajan
Computer Science Lois Coleman
Dance Charlotte Price
Economics Jennie Correia
Education Jennie Correia
English Vani Natarajan
Environmental Science Lois Coleman
Film Studies Charlotte Price
French Vani Natarajan
German Vani Natarajan
Department/Program Librarian
History Shannon O'Neill
Human Rights Jennie Correia
Italian Vani Natarajan
Jewish Studies Vani Natarajan
Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lois Coleman
Neuroscience & Behavior Lois Coleman
Philosophy Lois Coleman
Physical Education Lois Coleman
Physics & Astronomy Lois Coleman
Political Science Jennie Correia
Psychology Jennie Correia
Religion Lois Coleman
Slavic Vani Natarajan
Sociology Jennie Correia
Spanish & Latin American Cultures Vani Natarajan
Theatre Charlotte Price
Urban Studies Jennie Correia
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