Hale O. Polebaum-Freeman

Hale Polebaum-Freeman

Research and Instruction Librarian - First-Year Outreach

Sawyer Library
At Williams since 2018

Collection and Instruction Liaison for:

Instruction Liaison for:


B.A. Middlebury College, Studio Art/Theatre
M.L.I.S. University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise

Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy

Zine Librarianship

Scholarship/Creative Work

Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control      (March 2019, Library Juice Press) Chapter author, Violent Cis-tems: Identifying Transphobia in Library of Congress Name Authority Records

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

2023 American Library Association Emerging Leader

Current Committees

  • Winter Study Committee

Committee Membership

Benefits Committee

First Year Experience Committee

Dively Committee