Personal Librarians

Madiha Zahrah Choksi

Photograph of Madiha Choksi in a bookcase

Digital Scholarship Librarian


Jennie Correia

Jennie Correia

Social Sciences Librarian

Lois Coleman

Lois Coleman

Librarian for the Sciences and Psychology

Jenna Freedman

Women's Studies & Zine Librarian


Vani Natarajan

Humanities & Global Studies Librarian


Shannon O'Neill

College Archivist, Barnard Archives & History Librarian


Charlotte Price

Charlotte Price headshot

Performing Arts Librarian


Martha Tenney

Digital Archivist, Barnard Archives & American Studies Librarian


Meredith Wisner

Art & Architecture Librarian


Our Personal Librarian program gives library users a personalized and direct link to the library.  Academic departments and students are matched with a librarian who serves as their main point of contact for the library - a go-to person for all things library-related.  Each librarian is assigned to one of the floors of the Quad where first year students are housed.  See below for Personal Librarian assignments.

We also provide library instruction, research consultations and online research guides.

The Barnard librarians welcome questions from anyone in the Barnard/Columbia community.  Contact us via online chat, visit, email or call us.


Student Assignments




Floor/Group Librarian
2nd Floor Quad Charlotte Price
4th Floor Quad Meredith Wisner
6th Floor Quad Meredith Wisner
8th Floor Quad Jennie Correia
Transfer Students  Jenna Freedman
Floor/Group Librarian
3rd Floor Quad Vani Natarajan
5th Floor Quad Lois Coleman
7th Floor Quad Charlotte Price
Commuter Students Jenna Freedman




Departmental Assignments




Department/Program Librarian
Africana Studies Vani Natarajan
American Studies Martha Tenney
Anthropology Jennie Correia
Architecture Meredith Wisner
Art History Meredith Wisner
Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures Vani Natarajan
Biological Sciences Lois Coleman
Chemistry Lois Coleman
Classics & Ancient Studies Charlotte Price
Comparative Literature Vani Natarajan
Computer Science Jen Brown & Madiha Choksi
Dance Charlotte Price
Economics Jennie Correia
Education Jennie Correia
English Vani Natarajan
Environmental Science Lois Coleman
Film Studies Charlotte Price
French Vani Natarajan
German Charlotte Price
Department/Program Librarian
History Shannon O'Neill
Human Rights Madiha Choksi
Italian Vani Natarajan
Jewish Studies Vani Natarajan
Medieval & Renaissance Studies Charlotte Price
Neuroscience & Behavior Lois Coleman & Jen Brown
Philosophy Madiha Choksi
Physical Education Lois Coleman
Physics & Astronomy Lois Coleman
Political Science Jennie Correia
Psychology Lois Coleman
Religion Charlotte Price
Slavic Charlotte Price
Sociology Jennie Correia
Spanish & Latin American Cultures Madiha Choksi & 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