ariel hahn

librarian and archivist based in LA

three wavy lines

* go back

I'm a technologically saavy information worker with more than 10 years of experience in libraries, archives, art, and media. I'm passionate about digital archives, all things data, equity-centered pedagogy, critical making/experimentation, and computing's impact on climate change.

curious about my past work or interested in collaborating?

email me at arielhahn @



Data Management Librarian @ Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, CA | 2020 to Present

Independent Producer and Archival Consultant @ Various
New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA | 2015 to 2020

Community Archives Fellow @ UCLA Community Archives Lab
Los Angeles, CA | 2018 to 2019

Graduate Metadata Assistant @ UCLA Digital Library
Los Angeles, CA | 2018

Associate Producer @ Free History Project
New York, NY | 2015 to 2017


University of California, Los Angeles | MLIS
Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities | 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Mount Holyoke College | BA with Honors
Film Studies, Gender Studies | 2010
South Hadley, MA


CalRBS: Queer and Feminist Archival Practices
UCLA | *Forthcoming 2022*

Library Juice Academy: Python for Librarians
Virtual | 2022

USC Equity Institute for Equity Minded Teaching
USC Race and Equity Center (Virtual) | 2021

DreamLab: Creative Coding Course
UPenn Libraries and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities (Virtual) | 2021

Library Freedom Institute
Library Freedom Project and NYU (Virtual) | 2020

Research Data Management Librarian Academy
Simmons University (Virtual) | 2020


Land in Libraries: Toward a Materialist Conception of Education | *Forthcoming 2022*
Climate Change and the Cloud: Critical Refusal, Degrowth, and the Future of Libraries and Archives
Book Chapter | Litwin Books

Research Data Access and Preservation Summit | 2022
Empowering Student Activists through Data Literacy
Presenter | Virtual

Learn@DLF | 2021
Trauma-Informed Approaches to Library Privacy
Workshop Facilitator | Virtual

Choose Privacy Week @ CPP University Library | 2021
Multiple Events
Event Organizer, Workshop and Conversation Facilitator | Virtual

Open Access Week @ CPP University Library | 2020
Ethics and Open Data
Workshop Facilitator | Virtual

UCLA Arts Party @ Hammer Museum | 2019
Am I Already an Archive?: Sorting through Digital Trash with README
Session Organizer & Workshop Facilitator | Los Angeles,CA

README @ UCLA Presents... | 2019
After disruption: A two-part event exploring worker-centered futures and the rise/demise of platform systems
with Cory Doctorow, Dr. Britt Paris, Dr. Sarah T. Roberts, and Saba Waheed
Event Organizer & Workshop Facilitator | Los Angeles,CA

Processing Community Day | 2019
README's My Face Is My Own!: Helping Kids Beat Facial Recognition Software
Session Organizer, Workshop Facilitator, Zine Co-Creator | Los Angeles,CA

Visions of Justice & Liberation Symposium @ UCLA | 2018
README's "A Brief Guide to Your Technological Liberation"
Session Organizer, Presenter, Zine Co-Creator | Los Angeles,CA

Research & Inquiry Conference @ UCLA | 2018
How Do You Know?: Self-Interrogation & The Root(s) of Queerness
Session Organizer & Presenter| Los Angeles,CA


Library Freedom Project
Research Data Access and Preservation
Digital Library Federation


CSU Digital Archives Working Group (DAWG)
CPP Undergraduate Research Faculty Advisory Committee (URFAC)
CPP University Library Digital Collections Working Group
CPP University Library Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee


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all content on this website is of my own making, except for the flower icon which was created by Jacqueline Fernandes.