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Featured Event 

BLAIS: On Every Level - Winter Edition 

Explore the Barnard Library centers and departments with games, zine-making, and hot drinks! 

Day 1: Tues., Dec. 10, 2-4pm, MLC LL020 and 105C: Relaxation-movement workshop at the Movement Lab in partnership with Movement Exchange, and slideshow of baby animals at the Media Center 

Day 2: Wed., Dec. 11 2-4pm, MLC 2nd Fl. and 3rd Fl.: Board games, cards, and puzzles in the Zine Library, reading and reflection on the 3rd floor 

Day 3: Thurs., Dec. 12 2-4pm, MLC 423 and 516: Self-care cookbook zine making in the Archives, and data visualization wipe away in the Computational Science Center (no coding skills required!) 


Library Pop-up (Zotero Edition) 

Monday, Dec. 2, 11:00am-1:00pm, MLC Lobby 

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 11:00am-1:00pm, MLC Lobby 

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11:00am-1:00pm, Diana Center 

Thursday, Dec. 5, 11:00am-1:00pm, Diana Center 

Need research help? Curious about library resources? Barnard Personal Librarians will answer questions, bolstered with snacks and swag. 

Zotero Citation Management Workshops 

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3:00-4:00pm, LIL (MLC 225) 

Thursday, Dec. 5, 1:00-2:00pm, LIL (MLC 225) 

This workshop introduces Zotero, a free open source bibliography tool. Bring your own device if possible. Snacks provided. 

Black and Pink Holiday Card Party 

Thursday, December 5, 3:00-5:00pm, Media Center Production Studio (MLC 105C).

Join us in writing holiday cards to incarcerated LGBTQ folks. 

MeMoSa: Heidi Latsky & Gregory Youdan 

Thursday, December 5, 5:00-7:00pm, Movement Lab (MLC LL020).

Heidi Latsky will discuss aging and experiences with the disability community. Gregory Youdan will highlight the research of dance as intervention for aging populations and those with neurological diseases. 

Workshop: Audio Recording & Engineering 

Friday, December 6, 12:00-2:00pm, Media Center Production Studio (MLC 105C) 

Barnard FLIP Library Book Drive 

Monday, Dec. 16, 3:00-5:00 PM, MLC Lobby Wednesday, Dec. 18, 3:00-5:00pm, MLC Lobby 

Please bring STEM, social science, and language textbooks to donate! (We are only in need of these subjects.) A partnership between Dean of Student Success Office and Barnard Library.

Recurring Events 

The Stillness Lab 

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:00pm, Movement Lab (MLC LL020).

Need a break or a floaty place to meditate? 

Digital Humanities Center Office Hour 

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:00pm, Digital Humanities Center (MLC 103)

Staff News 

Welcome 2019-2020 Archives Fellows Hilary Wang and Alisha Mascarenhas! Hilary is focusing on archival processing, reference, outreach, and digitization. Alisha is working on the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Founders Archive Project with Lois Griffith BC’69

Pictures of Staff

Professional News 


ERC Lab Coordinator Fatima Koli presented (Un)Privileging the Map: A Community Collaboration in Understanding Economic Security at the Mapping (IN) Justice Symposium on November 8th. The paper was written by Koli, the ERC’s Associate Director Alisa Rod, and History Professor Premilla Nadasen

Blais Zine code of Ethics

Zine Librarian and Associate Director of Communications Jenna Freedman will speak on the ACRL-NY symposium panel “Weird, ephemeral, magical, dangerous, and emotional”: Creating the Zine Librarian Code of Ethics at Baruch College on December 6. 

Design Center

We now have a Dremel Drill and more jewelry-making supplies! Please pop by to use these, and ask us for help learning them! 

Want to learn more about the Design Center’s equipment and software? Check out our tutorials. As part of a partnership between the Media Center and the Design Center, the videos were created by Design Center post-bacc Zoe Ross and Media Center post-bacc Ruby Mastrodimos. 

Review of the Month 

The brand new 5-in-1 freestanding 55”x79” Port-A-Scrim available for checkout from the IMATS equipment room is way more interesting than its name indicates. This single-piece frame has several types of diffusion and reflector materials that you can attach and use as a freestanding unit to filter or reflect light for your photo or video work. This simple kit can turn the sun into a lighting studio! Review by Rachel James, Associate Director of Instructional Media