Vani Natarajan

Research and Instruction Librarian in the Humanities and Global Studies

I serve as the departmental and program librarian for the Humanities and Global Studies at Barnard: Africana Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Comparative Literature, English, French,  Italian, Slavic Studies, and Spanish and Latin American Cultures. 

To book a consultation, email me at, or use the calendar below:

Academic Focus: 

My research guides:

I’m also available to offer:

  • Custom instruction in library research
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Course-specific research guides for the library web site
  • Collection development to support faculty and student research and reading
  • Help with Zotero
  • And more!

Room 311 Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning


Office Hours: 

Mondays - Fridays from 10AM-6PM


MLIS, University of Pittsburgh

BA, Swarthmore College

In the News

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Follow BLAIS Staff's research contributions on Columbia's Academic Commons.

Stack Notes October 2016

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon held in the library attracted faculty, students, alums, and librarians from across the university.

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