Jenna Freedman

My undergraduate degree is in theater and I have a Master's in Library and Information Science. I'm currently enrolled in another Master's program with an emphasis on digital humanities. My research and practice center on zines and activist librarianship. I write and present on those and other topics and co-founded projects called Radical Reference and #critlib.

My calendar

Academic Focus: 

My specialty here at Barnard is Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, but I am prepared to help you with research on any topic!


Research guide:


Advanced internet research
Community librarianship and free/open source software (team taught)
Drupal for beginners
Effecting change--activism in your library, in your life
Fact checking
Feminist and women's studies research resources
Google Apps
History of "radical, militant" librarianship
Library research at Barnard/Columbia
Library research at public libraries
Researching a potential employer
Zine cataloging
Zines in the classroom
Zines--place in the library, in media

Presentations / Recent Lectures: 

See my list of talks on my personal website.


See my list of publications on my personal website.


Associate Director of Communications and Zine Librarian
Personal Librarian for transfer and commuter students and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

203 Milstein Center
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027


Office Hours: 

B.A. SUNY New Paltz
MLIS University of South Florida
MADH in progress, CUNY Graduate Center

Related Web Sites: 

In the News

Jen Brown, Jenna Freedman, Jen Green, and Melanie Hibbert present at the American Library Association annual conference on Diversity, Equity, and Justice; a union catalog for zines, the Milstein Center, and DIY video creation, respectively.

Last February, middle schoolers from the Blue School took a field trip to the Barnard Zine Library.

Jenna Freedman will be speaking at the University of Milwaukee on April 5th.

New this month in the Barnard Library in the Milstein Center at Barnard College, Columbia University

Tuesday, February 11, 2019 in the Barnard Zine Library

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