The IMATS Equipment Room will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday starting Tuesday, Nov. 23. It will reopen on Monday, Nov. 29 with regular hours: 9 am - 6 pm, Monday thru Friday.


Melanie Hibbert

Director of IMATS & Sloate Media Center


IMATS , Library, Sloate Media Center


Melanie Hibbert is the Director of the Sloate Media Center and IMATS (Instructional Media and Technology Services) at Barnard College. Previously she was a Senior Media Producer at Columbia University, and has worked in a variety of media and education settings, including teaching high school for two years in a rural Alaska Native Koyukon-Athabaskan village only accessibly by airplane. She has an Ed.D. in Instructional Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.  Her video work has screened at places including the Harlem International Film Festival, Florida Experimental Film Festival, and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and she has published in Educause Review, the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, the Journal of Online Interactive Learning, and has authored book chapters related to after-school video production, social presence in online environments, and 360/VR media.