Resources for First-Year and Sophomore Students
- Barnard First-Year Blog
Run by the First-Year Class Dean.
- Barnard Sophomore Blog
Run by the Sophomore Class Dean.
Resources for Writing
- Writing Fellow Program and The Erica Jong '63 Writing Center
The Writing Fellows are specially trained peer tutors who work with writers in all disciplines.
Resources for Speaking
- The Speaking Fellows Program
The Speaking Fellows are specially trained Barnard students who work with speaking-intensive courses and other academically centered programs, helping students improve their presentation and class discussion skills.
The Personal Librarian program gives library users a personalized and direct link to the Barnard 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.
The program also provides library instruction, research consultations and online research guides. The Barnard librarians welcome questions from anyone in the Barnard/Columbia community.
- Vani Natarajan
Personal Librarian for the English Department
- Meredith Wisner
Personal Librarian for the First-Year Writing Program
- Madiha Zahrah Choksi
Digital Scholarship Librarian
- Jenna Freedman
- Martha Tenney
Archivist, Barnard Archives
Barnard FLIP Library
Created in collaboration with the Columbia First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) and the Barnard Library, the Barnard FLIP Library is a collection on the fourth floor of the Barnard Library that seeks to provide textbooks and other course materials for low-income and/or first-generation students. It was inspired by Columbia’s FLIP Library, which is housed on the 4th floor of Butler Library.
Remote Library Research FAQ
There are many special collections that are available digitally, and archivists are working hard to provide access to items that were previously only available on campus. Here are a few places to start:
- Barnard Library Remote Library Services Guide
- Barnard Archives Research Guide
- Columbia Libraries’ Digital Collections page
- Do a search in CLIO: select “Archives” and put in your topic. You may find records that provide online access.
There are thousands of databases that anyone can access with a UNI. To learn more about the specific resources in your field, explore the library research guides, or go to the CLIO, select “Databases,” and search by subject area.