Barbara Orbach Natanson

Barbara Orbach Natanson is Head of Reference services for the Prints & Photographs Division and an active participant in the Library of Congress Flickr photostream. Her special interests include visual literacy and pictures that tell stories. After earning graduate degrees in library science and folklore studies at UCLA, Barbara joined the Library in 1984, working first as a cataloger, then a reference librarian and a reference automation specialist. Curious to explore interconnections among the Library‚Äôs rich resources and to gain a researcher’s perspective on using the collections, she completed a doctoral degree in American Studies at the University of Maryland in 1999.

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