While studying at UMass Amherst, Julie developed an interest in film studies, production, and audiovisual collections and graduated with a BA in comparative literature and a concentration in film studies. She worked at Brown University Media Services as their technical coordinator while completing her master’s in library and information studies at Simmons College. After finishing her MLIS, Julie became digital media/film studies reference librarian at Boston College. At BC, she worked closely with instructional designers to bring multimedia content into faculty course sites and to create interesting web deliverables and physical audiovisual collections for the BC community. Julie left Boston College for the position of assistant professor and commons librarian, head of education & research at Providence College's Phillips Memorial Library, where she coordinated instructional and educational opportunities between the library and campus community. In 2015, she moved to the position of instructional technology development program coordinator, which allows her to assist faculty in incorporating technology into their teaching.
Julie teaches Digital Research Technologies, where she is able to bring many of her interests together—multimedia, Web tools for teaching and learning, online library and research collections, plus open source/open access publications and materials. Since 2008, her goal is to teach Marlboro College graduate students how to be effective, active, independent, and critical researchers, with a focus on evaluating online resources and providing a set of tools and resources to aid lifelong learning.