Hello everyone! My name is Julie Botnick and I am a new Education and Outreach Librarian for the NNLM PSR at UCLA.
I recently completed my Master of Library and Information Science degree here at UCLA. As part of my studies, I worked as a Curatorial and Instruction Intern at UCLA Special Collections for History of Medicine and the Sciences, just downstairs from the NNLM PSR office.
I have worked at a broad range of repositories, including the archives at 20th Century Fox and Zion National Park (where we rehoused the historic natural history specimen collection, pictured to the right here!), and the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives in West Hollywood.
I have a background in education and program development, including development of educational texts, conferences, and training in outdoor, food, and environmental education; working as an educator at a living history museum; managing a business education institute for artists; and teaching undergraduates in the UCLA Department of History.
I look forward to working with you all on education and outreach initiatives. I also welcome food and hike recommendations across our region! Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.