Due to COVID-19, Barnard Library is closed until further notice, with continuing of select library services. Please understand there may be interruptions in service as we support staff in this challenging time. Reach out to library@barnard.edu about course reserves, materials renewals, or fines and other questions, and refdesk@barnard.edu for research consultations and library instruction. See the IMATS site for assistance with distance learning.


Josalynn Smith

Senior Administrative Assistant of IMATS & Sloate Media Center


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I oversee IMATS Equipment Room student technicians, manage purchasing for IMATS and the Sloate Media Center, and mentor students in the Emerging Filmmaker Mentorship Program.

I received my MFA in Film from Columbia University and my BA in English Literature from Washington University. I’m a 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellow, and I’m currently developing a feature as the recipient of the Jesse Thompkins III Screenwriting Award. You can learn more about me at josalynnsmith.com

 Contact me at jjsmith@barnard.edu for equipment recommendations for your next project.