The George T. Potter Library has recently added a new member, Katie Maricic, to their team of librarians.
Maricic’s vast knowledge and love for books made the job a great fit.
“As a librarian, I love reading! I love the Harry Potter books and art history,” Maricic said.
Maricic is from Spring Lake Heights, N.J. She graduated from The College of New Jersey where she studied history and art history, and she also went on to attend graduate school at Rutgers University New Brunswick.
Before coming to Ramapo, Maricic worked at Berkeley College as a reference and instruction librarian. Her move to Ramapo was a result of her recent engagement to her college sweetheart.
“He picked me up from work one day in the summer. We went to our favorite sandwich place and went to the TCNJ campus where we first met,” Marcic said. “It was a little picnic, and then he proposed. It meant a lot to us because that’s where we went to school.”
With a few weeks under her belt, Maricic is settled in and looking forward to some of her goals for the library’s future, including her hope to write a grant one day to refurbish the library.
“I want to see more spaces for relaxing, some nice comfy couches for students to come read to make it a more comfortable place for students to study,” Maricic said. “Also some more study rooms.”
When it comes to new technology chipping away at the desire for books, Maricic has a few ideas up her sleeve to keep the library relevant and desirable.
“I did a presentation on zombie literature,” Maricic said, displaying a poster presentation in her office illustrating the vast array of zombie literature that’s available for students to read. The presentation showed students that their interests are available in the library.
“I think talking about something that’s really popular right now, or something students are interested in, will draw some students in,” said Maricic.
She also hopes the library’s new Best Sellers collection in the library will make books for pleasure reading more readily available and will draw more students into the library.
Her personal summer book recommendation is “Monuments Men, Beautiful Ruins” by Jesse Walters.
“It’s about movie stars in Italy in the 1950s and present day,” she explained.
When she’s not working inside the library, Maricic enjoys taking advantage of the outdoors, another reason she was attracted to Ramapo.
“The campus is really beautiful,” Maricic said.
Maricic is available at the reference desk on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. She also welcomes students to stop by her office, L311, or send her an email at email@example.com with any questions, or just to chat.