Barbara A. Rockenbach

Director, History and Humanities Columbia University Libraries

Barbara Rockenbach is the Director of the Humanities and History Libraries at Columbia University. In that role she leads a group of experienced, dedicated librarians in exploring innovative ways to support the scholarly pursuits of students and faculty by building services around deep research collections in all areas of the humanities. She also leads the development of the Digital Humanities Center, which provides services to humanities researchers working with digital texts, images, and other materials. Prior to this, Barbara held several positions at Yale University, including Director of Undergraduate and Library Research Education, Instructional Services Librarian in the Arts Library, and writing instructor in the English Department. She has also worked at both JSTOR and ARTstor. She has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois, an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA in Art History from Hunter College.


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