Catherine Larson, MS

Contact Info

  • Title: Head, Systems & Technology/Systems Librarian
  • Phone: 212-263-3184
  • Email: catherine.larson@med.nyu.edu

As Head of the Systems & Technology department at the NYU Health Sciences Library, Catherine Larson leads the team that provides the technical support and usability for the Library's systems. This includes the design and development of the NYU Health Sciences Library website, The Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives site, the NYU HSL Subject Guides, the catalog, and other systems.

Catherine holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a BFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to her work with libraries, Catherine worked for over a decade in the private sector designing and building websites for small businesses to Fortune 500s. Her research interests include SASS/CSS, responsive design, user experience (UX), content strategy, and information architecture (IA).

Subject Guides

Published Works

  • Lamb, Ian; Larson, Catherine. Shining a Light on Scientific Data: Building a Data Catalog to Foster Data Sharing and Reuse. Code{4}lib journal. 2016:32.
  • Read, Kevin B; Surkis, Alisa; Larson, Catherine; McCrillis, Aileen; Graff, Alice; Nicholson, Joey; Xu, Juanchan. Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015:103(3):131-135.
  • Surkis, Alisa; Read, Kevin; Lamb, Ian; Athens, Jessica; Nicholson, Joey; Chin, Sushan; Xu, Julia; Hanson, Karen; Larson, Catherine. BUILDING A DATA CATALOG: PROMOTING DATA REUSE AND COLLABORATION AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015:103(4):229-230.
  • Vieira, Dorice; McGowan, Richard; McCrillis, Aileen; Lamb, Ian; Larson, Catherine; Bakker, Theodora; Spore, Stuart. The Faculty Bibliography Project at the NYU School of Medicine. Journal of librarianship & scholarly communication. 2014:2.

Presentations

  • Larson C; Chin S; Barahona GS. "Branding the Archives: Reimaging Our Online Presence."[poster session] Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2013
  • Yacobucci, K. L.; Larson, C.; Hanson, K. “Branding: No Irons Required,” Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL May 2014
  • Hanson, KL; Larson, C; McCrillis, AM; Nicholson, J; Yacobucci, K. "Implementing OpenInfobuttons: A Search Tool for Clinicians at the Point of Care." [poster session] Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2014.
  • Willcox, S; Larson, C. "Sink or Swim: Creating a Social Media Presence in an Academic Medical Center" [poster session] Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2014.
  • Surkis, A; Read, K; Lamb, I; Larson, C. "Developing a Workflow to Facilitate Data Sharing in a Neuroscience Lab" Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, May 2015.
  • Surkis, A; Read, K; Athen, J; Lamb, I; Nicholson, J; Chin, S; Xu, J; Hanson, K; Larson, C. "Building a Data Catalog: Promoting Data Reuse and Collaboration at an Academic Medical Center" Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, May 2015.