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Jenna Freedman
Director of Research and Instructional Services and Zine Librarian, Barnard College

207 Lehman Hall, Barnard College, Columbia University
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Tel: 212.854.4615
IM: BarnardLibJenna (AOL, Google, Yahoo)

These are one session classes of 60-90 minutes.
Advanced internet research
Community librarianship and free/open source software (team taught)
Effecting change--activism in your library, in your life
Fact checking
History of "radical, militant" librarianship
Library research at Barnard/Columbia
Library research at public libraries
Zines in the classroom
Zines--place in the library, in media

Research Interests
Alternative press
Radical librarians, librarianship
Zines and librarianship
Zine publishing, as compared to other self-publications

MA, Library and Information Science, University of South Florida
BA, Theatre, SUNY New Paltz

Selected Publications
Editor, Zine Reviews column, Library Journal, 2008-2012.
Contributing Editor, The Unabashed Librarian, 2000- .

Freedman, Jenna. 2014. Punk as a Zine Library. Maximumrocknroll #371.

Freedman, Jenna and Rhonda Kauffman. 2014. Cutter & Paste: A DIY Guide for Catalogers Who Don’t Know About Zines and Zine Librarians Who Don't Know About Cataloging. In Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond. Edited by Melissa Morrone. Sacramento, CA: Litwin Books.

Freedman, Jenna. 2012. Self-Publications with Riot Grrrl Ideals. In Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist & Queer Activism in the 21st Century. Edited by Lyz Bly and Kelly Wooten. Los Angeles, CA: Litwin Books.

Freedman, Jenna. 2012. The Zines Are in Charge: A Radical Reference Librarian in the Archives: A Perzine-tation. Metropolitan Archivist, 18.1.

Freedman, Jenna. 2011. Pinko vs. Punk: A Generational Comparison of Alternative Press Publications and Zines. In The Generation X Librarian: Essays on Leadership, Technology, Pop Culture, Social Responsibility and Professional Identity. Edited by Martin K. Wallace, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes and Erik Sean Estep. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co.

Freedman, Jenna. 2011. Implementing a Personal Librarian Program for Students and Faculty at Barnard College. The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian, no. 157: 11-13.

Kam Yan Lee, Jenna Freedman. 2010. Odd girl in: expanding lesbian fiction holdings at Barnard College. Collection Building, 29, no. 1.

Freedman, Jenna. 2009. Grrrl Zines in the Library. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 35, no. 1 (Autumn 2009).

Freedman, Jenna. 2009. Veteran Librarians. Library Journal. 134, no. 15 (Sep 15, 2009).

Freedman, Jenna. 2009. Twitter as a Tool for Website News. The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian, no. 151: 7-10.

Freedman, Jenna. 2008. AACR2-bendable but not flexible: Cataloging zines at Barnard College. In Radical cataloging : Essays at the front. Edited by K. R. Roberto. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co.

Freedman, Jenna. 2006. A DIY Collection. Library Journal 131, no. 11 (Jun 15): 36.

Freedman, Jenna, 2006. How to Pick What Zine Library to Donate To? Zine World, no. 23 (July): 42.

Yeo, Shinjoung, Joel J. Rane, James R. Jacobs, Lia Friedman, and Jenna Freedman. 2005. Radical Reference Taking Information to the Street. Information Outlook 9, no. 6 (Jun): 55.

Freedman, Jenna. 2005. Zines Are Not Blogs: A Not Unbiased Analysis. Counterpoise 9, no. 3 (Summer): 10.

Gisonny, Karen, Jenna Freedman. 2006. Zines in libraries: how, what and why? Collection Building 25, no. 1: 26.

Freedman, Jenna. 2004. "Libraries Wired, and Reborn." The Unabashed Librarian, no. 131: 12.

Freedman, Jenna. 2003. Cross-promotion: College and Public Libraries Promote Public Library Cards. The Unabashed Librarian, no. 128: 5.

Freedman, Jenna. 2003. High calling/low salary. In Revolting librarians redux: Radical librarians speak out. Edited by K. R. Roberto and J. West. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co.

Freedman, Jenna. 2003. Reference Desk Questions Alone Don't Answer. The Unabashed Librarian, no. 129: 24-25.

Freedman, Jenna. 2003. What Librarians Do. The Unabashed Librarian, no. 129: 8-10.

Freedman, Jenna. 2000. Encourage book love. The Unabashed Librarian, no. 114: 21.

Freedman, Jenna. 2000. Express this--the road to ruin. The Unabashed Librarian, no. 116: 28-31.

Freedman, Jenna. 2000. Libraries, outsourcing, and undergarments. The Unabashed Librarian, no. 114: 28-31.

Freedman, Jenna. 1999. The St. Petersburg Junior College, Seminole Campus CyberLibrary--or When is a library not a library. Florida Libraries 42, no. 3 (March/April) : 52-53.

Freedman, Jenna, Celia Perez. 2000. Spanish-English library glossary--Biblioteca glosario Ingles-Espanol. The Unabashed Librarian, no. 115: 27-30.


ALA-APA Angel, ALA-APA, 2008
Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change, ALA, 2007
Significant Achievement in Women's Studies Librarianship, ACRL, 2007
Movers & Shakers, Library Journal, 2003
3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant, ALA, 2002
Ebsco Conference Sponsorship, ALA, 2000