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Caitlin H. Cotzel

Library Assistant, Colorado Campus
Department of Library Services• (720) 875-2847 • Circulation Desk


Master of Library Science
Emporia State University
Denver, CO

In progress, anticipated May 2021

Diplôme de Patisserie
Le Cordon Bleu
London, UK

Bachelor of Arts
Lawrence, KS

Professional Experience

2019 – Present: Library Asssitant
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library

2016 – 2017: Access Specialist
Mid-Continent Public Libraries

2010 – 2013: Student Director
University of Kansas Libraries

Honors and Awards

Academic Honors Graduate
University of Kansas

University Scholar
University of Kansas


Caitlin Hotzel arrived at her position as Library Assistant at RVU via a rather untraditional route. Upon completing her undergraduate studies in English and Entrepreneurship at the University of Kansas in 2013, she relocated to London, UK and began her formal culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu. After finishing culinary school in 2014, she moved to Kansas City, MO, where she spent the next 5 years working as a chef in various fine dining establishments, ultimately ending up as the Executive Pastry Chef at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  In the summer of 2019, after careful consideration, she moved to Denver and enrolled in the Master of Library Science program through Emporia State University, which she anticipates completing in spring 2021.
When she’s not working or studying, you’ll find Caitlin cooking, propagating house plants, hiking, or planning trips that she may or may not ever book.


Colorado Campus 8401 S. Chambers Road, Parker, CO 80134 | Tel(720) 875-2847 

Utah Campus 255 E. Center Street, Ivins, UT 84738 | Tel(435) 222-1333