Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (2001), Harvard University Extension School
MLS in Library and Information Science (1996), Simmons College
BFA in Writing, Publishing, and Communications (1994), Emerson College
I joined the Arnold Arboretum in 2008, and serve a variety of functions in the library. Most of my work involves technical services, including but not limited to cataloging books, coding archival guides into EAD, indexing, and website maintenance. I love my work, because I experience daily opportunities to work on a unique, ever-expanding collection of books and archives.
I am on the Publications Committee for Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL), and the Desktop Publisher of the CBHL Newsletter.
My background is quite varied: I worked as a Curatorial Assistant at The Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard College Library for nine years, where I assisted with audio digitization projects. My internship at The Atlantic Monthly led to my position as Production Coordinator, where I maintained our database of advertisers and helped with page layout. I was a Reference Librarian at Dedham Public Library for two years, where I provided reader’s advisory, published the library newsletter, and re-designed the website.
I’ve played guitar and bass in quite a few bands in Boston since 1990. My band Hekseri just released our debut album and we’re working on a new one. I also write speculative fiction and am working on a new book.
Glasser, Larissa. The Cartoon Network goes heavy metal: Brendon Small’s Metalocalypse adventure. The Boston Phoenix, August 8, 2006. [ link ]
Music Reviews, Maelstrom.nu, 2005-2007. [ link ]