Jewish Studies Librarian

Michelle Chesner
Librarian for Jewish Studies

Michelle comes to Columbia from the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked as the Judaica Public Services Librarian.  Michelle provided reference services and bibliographic instruction in Judaic Studies and oversaw day-to-day operations of the Library at the Katz Center. At Columbia, Michelle will be responsible for developing the current collection, supporting research in Judaic and Israel Studies from around the world and in all languages on the Morningside Campus.   She is also available to help with any level of questions in research of Judaic or Israel studies.  In addition, Michelle represents the library to students, and faculty, and has already had the opportunity to display parts of the collection in the Chang Octagon exhibition room in Butler Library.