Meet the Newest Library Team Members

We have a few new faces here at the Luria Library, starting Fall 2019. Feel free to stop in and say hi!

picture of Corrie Bott

Name: Corrie Bott
Position: Librarian
Degrees and Schools: BS Cell and Developmental Biology, UCSB; MLIS, SJSU School of Information
Currently Reading: The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault, and The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
What was your favorite book assigned in a college class?: Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become by Peter Morville
Are there any special projects you’ll be working on?: As the Web Services and eResources Librarian, I’ll be working on several new projects, in addition to teaching and helping students at the reference desk.
Why did you decide to work in libraries?: Libraries have always seemed like magical places of knowledge and creativity. Being among, and connecting people to, the ideas, stories, discoveries, and information that prompts personal, academic, and professional growth is why I became a librarian.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: I’m a local – I grew up here, attended SBCC, then transferred to UCSB.
Share a favorite quote: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” –Douglas Adams

 

Name: Mariana “Mari “ Prestigiacomo
Position: Resident Librarian
Degrees and Schools: Psychology and Sociology, UCSB; MLIS, UCLA Library & Information Science
Currently Reading: The Power by Naomi Alderman, and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
What was your favorite book assigned in a college class?: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Are there any special projects you’ll be working on?: Creating guides for upcoming library-related displays and events.
Why did you decide to work in libraries?: I love helping and supporting others in any way I can. In addition, as a librarian, I not only promote lifelong learning by assisting learners but am allowed to feed my own curiosity. I learn something new everyday!
Tell us something interesting about yourself: One of my hobbies is traveling, and my next adventure is a two month backpacking trip through Asia.
Share a favorite quote: “Language, that most human invention, can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes.” —Oliver Sacks