Personal Librarians

Lois Coleman
Librarian for the Sciences,
Philosophy and Religion
Jennie Correia
Social Sciences Librarian
Jenna Freedman
Women's Studies
  & Zine Librarian
Vani Natarajan
Humanities &
Global 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

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/Constellation/Group Librarian
2nd Floor Quad Charlotte Price
4th Floor Quad Meredith Wisner
6th Floor Quad Jenna Freedman
8th Floor Quad Jennie Correia
Transfer Students (A-L last names) Jenna Freedman
Lyra Charlotte Price
Octans Lois Coleman
Pyxis Vani Natarajan
Floor/Constellation/Group Librarian
3rd Floor Quad Vani Natarajan
5th Floor Quad Lois Coleman
7th Floor Quad Charlotte Price
Commuter Students Charlotte Price
Transfer Students (M-Z last names) Meredith Wisner
Fornax Jennie Correia
Microcscopium Jenna Freedman
Pictor Meredith Wisner
Telescopium Charlotte Price

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 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 Charlotte Price
Neuroscience & Behavior Lois Coleman
Philosophy Lois Coleman
Physical Education Lois Coleman
Physics & Astronomy Lois Coleman
Political Science Jennie Correia
Psychology Lois Coleman
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