As Tibetan Studies Librarian for the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University, Dr. Lauran Hartley offers reference services, as well as selects and catalogs all types of material in Tibetan, both classical and contemporary. She also coordinates initiatives with librarian colleagues in the U.S. and abroad through the Tibetan Resources Working Group.

Lauran has a Ph.D. in Tibetan Studies (Indiana University, 2003) and is editor of Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change (Duke University Press, 2008).  She has also taught courses on Tibetan literature and religion at Indiana University, Rutgers University, and Columbia University.  

She may be reached in her office at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library (300 Kent Hall), appointments recommended.  She can also be reached by by e-mail at or by telephone at (212) 854-9875.