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Library Hours

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Summer HoursMonday-Friday 11am-6pm 
Visit floor 1 with seating on first-come first-serve basis
Reserve seating on floors 2&3 | Chat with us @ Virtual Circulation & Help Desk

Juneteenth Closures:
Thursday, 6/17: 11am-4pm
Friday, 6/18: Closed

Rosana Chang

Staff News

We welcome Rosana Chang as our new Director of AV Services!

Most recently the Assistant Director of AV at Columbia GSAPP, Rosana has extensive experience in A/V, including at the Whitney Museum, installing exhibits like "Dreamlands" (2016) and the Whitney Biennial (2017). She was also the lead projectionist for the Tribeca Film Festival 2016-2019, and has been a projectionist at Lincoln Center. Welcome, Rosana!

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This May we welcomed 10 participants from across the College to the Thinking Digitally Summer Institute (TDSI).

Over the course of three days, participants designed and scaffolded assignments to grow students’ capacities to think digitally and ethically.

The TDSI is a collaborative effort with organizers from the CEP, DHC, and IMATS and instructors from BLAIS and the academic centers—thanks to everyone who helped make this year a success!

Portrait of Naima Green by David Vades Joseph

Barnard Library Research Award

Congratulations to 2021-22 Barnard Library Research Award winner, Naima Green '11!

Green, an artist and educator working in photography, performance, and text, will use library collections to build on Skin Contact, an emergent digital archive centering intimacy and contemporary queer life.

Photo by David Vades Joseph


Fahmida Rashid


CSC: A Conversation with a Tech Journalist: Fahmida Rashid | Tuesday, June 1st 7pm ET

Are you interested in learning about tech journalism? We invite you to join us for an informal conversation with Barnard alumna '99 (Psychology and Poli. Sci.) and award winning tech journalist, Fahmida Rashid. Discover what it means to be a tech journalist, learn how you can enter the field, and ask any questions you may have! RSVP


Visit these new, open access resources from the Social Justice Open Access Cataloging Program:

Thanks to the critical cataloging of Albert Scott, Library Specialist for Cataloging, and collaborating curators Vani Natarajan, Research and Instruction Librarian, and Kristen Hogan, Director of Collections Strategy and Library Operations.

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Happy Pride Month!

Check out zines from our collection that reference pride. While the zine library hasn't physically reopened to researchers yet, you still have access to them!



Staff Announcements

Personal Librarian Vani Natarajan contributed to a new edited volume Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory, published in April 2021.

Vani’s chapter is entitled “Counterstoried Spaces and Unknowns: A Queer South Asian Librarian Dreaming."




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Guy de Lancey from the Movement Lab has been included in an illustrious international teaching ensemble at The New School of the Anthropocene, described as both an "experiment" and "an act of repair, one that seeks to reinstate the intellectual adventure and creative risk that formerly characterized arts education."