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Library Dean Jen Green's last day is Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Zine Librarians and Associate Director Jenna Freedman will be speaking on a panel at the ACRL-NY symposium on December 6, 2019 about creating a Zine Librarian Code of Ethics. 

This month includes welcomes, goodbyes, and congratulations galore for our staff, as well as two installments of the Feminist Film Series and an event to honor Ntozake Shange. 

The Pine Tree Scholars program introduces Barnard and Columbia students to the crafts associated with fine book production, such as typography, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking, as well as to the rare and art book trades. Most of these sessions include a hands-on component but no prior experience is necessary. All mandatory sessions will take place on Friday afternoons; two optional sessions take place other times.

About 175 students visited the Milstein Center during NSOP this year.

This week we added zines about other zines, digital assistants and other smart technology, sex work legislation, cybernetics, screen names, wearable tech, and podcasting.

This week we added zines about the erasure of language, Tibetan exiles in India, violence against women, animal rights, getting involved with a cat (and her lesbian human), and the importance of school libraries, DIY DJing instructions, and a three-piece comic noir series.

This week we added zines about feminism, psychedelic drugs, being a teenage zine star, Trump administration survival strategies, patriarchal language construction, working in a library, food, good times with former Barnard Archivist Shannon O'Neill, and library cataloging.

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.