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Larissa Glasser

Larissa Glasser

Library Assistant
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library

Larissa's work at The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library and Archives includes reference and technical services, cataloging monographs and serials, digitization projects, metadata curation, social media management, archival processing, and web design. Her interests and activities include ongoing work in Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Anti-Racism (DIBAR), digital humanities, critical pedagogy, history, and literature. Her other research interests include 21st Century Feminism, Journalism Studies, Metal Studies, Latin American History and Studies, Byzantine History and Studies, Map Librarianship/GIS, Geopolitics, The Cold War, Writing, Transgender Studies, Popular Media. Larissa is a member of Special Libraries Association (SLA), American Library Association (ALA), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL). She was Chair of the Publications Committee for CBHL (2015-2017), and produced the CBHL Newsletter (2011-2017). She is a Member of The Digital Commonwealth, Member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). She currently volunteers for the Special Libraries Association New York Chapter. Larissa has volunteered with Harvard's LGBT Faculty and Staff Committee, Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, and has advocated for trans-inclusive healthcare on campus for over twenty years. Larissa is an author of genre fiction centered on the lives of trans women, library science, and heavy metal. Larissa is committed to social justice, library instruction, accessibility, and advancement of knowledge in digital humanities. She invites colleagues to connect on LinkedIn, Goodreads, and in person.


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