ariel hahn

librarian and archivist based in LA

a thin drawing of a flower with 7 petals

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

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Data Librarian @ LA Metro
Los Angeles, CA | 2023 to Present

Data Management Librarian @ Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, CA | 2020 to 2023

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
Los Angeles, CA

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



CCIDM: Data Wrangling and Visualization (Introduction to R)
Certificate | CPP | 2023

CalRBS: Queer and Feminist Archival Practices
Certificate | UCLA | 2022

Library Juice Academy: Python for Librarians
Certificate | Virtual | 2022

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

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

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

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



Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship (CJAL) | 2024
Anonymous Peer Reviewer

Land in Libraries: Toward a Materialist Conception of Education | 2023
Refusing growth: cloud technology, climate change, 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 with Library Freedom Project
Workshop Facilitator | Virtual



Library Freedom Project
Research Data Access and Preservation
Digital Library Federation
National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
National Transportation Knowledge Network



NTKN Data Curation Community of Practice | Co-Chair
CSU Digital Archives Working Group (DAWG)
CPP Data Governance Working Group (DGWG)
CPP Undergraduate Research Faculty Advisory Committee (URFAC)
CPP University Library Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee


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