People Over Paper in Barnard's Library

BLAIS staff members Jenna Freedman, Michael Diggs, Vani Natarajan, Alexis Seeley, Martha Tenney and Nick Wolven published an Op-Ed in the Columbia Spectator.

It begins

Faculty members and administrators have referred to the Barnard library as “sad” and “little.” Sure, our library is housed in a spectacle of 1950s modernity that some may find unappealing, and it has fewer books than other libraries within the Columbia system, but it’s not sad. It’s rad. Books are not the sole strength of a little library in a university system like Columbia University Libraries. The most essential part of the library cannot be demolished or sent off-site: the staff.

Read the rest on the Spectator site.


photo from Lisa Norberg's goodbye party


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