SaraMarie Bottaro is a new Access Services Specialist at the Health Sciences Library. In her role, she keeps track of the library’s laptops and other circulating electronics and helps with library advertising and social media in a graphic design/copy-writing capacity.
Though she grew up in San Diego, California, previous to moving to Colorado to work at CU Anschutz, SaraMarie was living in Boston where she earned her two bachelor’s degrees in Peace and Justice Studies and Studio Art from Tufts University and the Museum School respectively.
During her undergraduate career she worked as a work-study student in the Fletcher School of Diplomacy’s Edwin Ginn Memorial Library, where she learned the nitty gritty of circulation procedures and fell in love with working in libraries. This love of working in libraries was put into perspective for her during time working at a tech startup in downtown Boston. The people and the office-provided snacks were wonderful but the work was not for her.
SaraMarie is thrilled to be utilizing her illustration and design skills in her work on the library’s Advertising and Social Media Task Force Committees. Working at the desk is also a big plus for her, as she enjoys making sure patrons have the best experience possible when they walk in.
In her free time, SaraMarie runs her commission-based art business, knits, writes letters, drinks tea and has just begun to practice judo.