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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 since 2008 includes reference and technical services, cataloging monographs and serials, digitization projects, metadata management, social media management, archival processing, and web design. Her interests include information literacy, digital humanities, history, and literature. Her other research interests include Women's History, Latin American History and Studies, Byzantine History and Studies, Map Librarianship, Geography, Writing, Transgender Studies, and 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, Associate Member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and a Motherboard / Member at Large of Broad Universe. 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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