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Staff News


We are sad to part ways with AV Technician Brian Tse who has left Barnard to accept a new position at the University of Illinois Chicago. 

Brian became an Extron Authorized Programmer (EAP) during his time at Barnard, and became an expert at deploying, updating, and troubleshooting Extron control systems using Python. This served many classroom spaces at Barnard!

Previously, Brian was an Audio Visual Technician at Skidmore College, and also worked as an Assistant Technical Director at Dixon Place, an off-Broadway theatre in the Lower East Side. We wish Brian all the best!


Bianca Smith

Meet Bianca S. Smith, our new Library Specialist for Course Reserves!

Raised mostly in Florida, she studied at Flagler College and University of South Florida, earning a B.A. in History and M.A. in Library and Information Science, respectively. Bianca has worked in multiple libraries in multiple states, focusing on digital initiatives and cataloging.

In her spare time, she writes LGBTQ-centric plays and enjoys playing jazz guitar, violin and the ukulele. She is owned by two Ragdoll cats, Shakespeare and Tennessee. At the moment, Bianca is currently reading "Starting from Zero"', a collection of plays by Carolyn Gage." Let's extend a warm welcome to Bianca!


Students Costudying

CSC: Co-working with a Study BuddyFriday, April 2nd 2-4pm ET

Join the CSC and the Barnumbia community to co-work on Whether you are writing a final paper, studying for an exam, or applying for opportunities, at PairStudy, you'll get paired with a partner to hold each other accountable.

A sketch of a bear wearing a shirt with a star on it, sitting and meditating

Zines: Natural Rhythms: Sound, Zines, and Documenting a Journey with Listening led by Nicole Campbell | Wednesday, April 7th 6:30-8pm ET

This workshop will explore the liberating power of listening by engaging with selections of music (think Sun Ra) and language (think June Jordan). We’ll also explore the power of self-documenting one’s journey with listening and sound, by referring to zines and making our own.

Slide with event information of Queer Liberalisms & Migrational Mobility

DHC: Queer Liberalisms & Marginal Mobility | April 9-30th

This speaker series addresses queer migration through the intersectional lens of queer liberalisms, authoritarianism, and marginal mobilities. The DHC hosts four events from various contributors that examine the interconnectedness of queer mobilities across and within different geographical, social and political contexts.

Digital Collage.

Media Center: Digital Collage Workshop | Friday, April 9th 1pm ET 

Join us for this workshop on the craft of digital collage. Participants will learn how to use both live materials and digital images to create new and exciting compositions and works of art.
Sign up early to receive your materials kit for the workshop.

Allison Costa dancing in the Movement Lab with colorful visualizations animated with the help of Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers' "Trope".

Movement Lab: MeMoSa: Student Artists-in-Residence & Post-Bacc Process Showing | Thursday, April 15th 5:30-7pm ET

Post-Bacc Fellow Allison Costa and Student Artists-in-Residence Nkima Stephenson and Elise Logan present their work! See how these emerging artists have used the Movement Lab in their residency projects & offer feedback. RSVP

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Movement Lab: Student Artists-in-Residence and Post-Bacc Skill Share | Friday, April 16th 1-3pm ET

Intrigued by the projects presented at the MeMoSa Process Showing above?

Come learn some of the skills and technologies behind the explorations of these emerging artistsRSVP Required 

Course Reserves

Barnard Faculty, please visit our Guide to Setting Up Course Reserves to request that the Library provide student access to e-resource versions of required films and texts for your upcoming and current Barnard courses. There will be no print Course Reserves during the summer semester. We lease/purchase and link e-resources where available.

Students, if your materials are not on course reserve, you may also request scans of sections of print items or, if you are close to campus, you can request print items for pickup. For how to do this, here’s the Barnard Library guide for students on Finding & Borrowing Course Materials.

Barnard FLI Partnership Library

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We invite Barnard students who identify as first-generation and/or low-income students to complete the Barnard FLI Partnership Library Summer 2021 Textbook Request Form for mailing or pickup. If your courses are not on this list, visit the guide to Finding & Borrowing Course Materials.

Questions? Reach out to the Barnard Library Virtual Circulation & Help Desk M-F 11a-6p or email us at



A yellow zine cover

We'd like to highlight zines from our collection by and about sex workers, including zines by Japanese American trans woman Emi Koyama complicating and problematizing the mainstream discourse on sex trafficking, addressing such topics as "push and pull" analysis of youth in the sex trade, failure of "rescue" model, lessons from domestic violence movement, transgender youth, and many others.




Movement Lab


Movement Lab Post-Bacc Allison Costa will be presenting at's Festival Of Spooky Action At A Distance 2021 on April 3rd.

Her piece, "A Certain Slant of Light", was co-created by Feli Navarro and Umlilo Siya Ngcobo during elektron's "fruitful misunderstandings" global online residency program.

Let's go and show her some love!


Share Your Thoughts!


We're looking to hear from Barnard students about their experiences related to virtual events this semester.

Share your thoughts with us by completing this 5min. survey - and be entered into a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card! Select participants will be contacted for an interview, and all interviewees will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Questions? Contact