Catherine Larson, MS

Contact Info

  • Title: Assistant Director, Systems & Technology
  • Phone: 212-263-3184
  • Email:

As the Assistant Director of Systems & Technology at the NYU Health Sciences Library, Catherine Larson leads the team that provides technical support of 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 also provides oversight to the Library’s Document Delivery Service.

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

  • Breastfeeding, parenting, postpartum
    This guide was originally created to provide suggestions for mothers in the antepartum unit at NYU Langone, but has grown to include NYU employees who may be searching for suggestions of books to read.
  • Mastering Illustrator
    Illustrator is a workhorse designed to give you the flexibility and power to create high quality figures. With Illustrator you will be able to control the look and feel of data and documents for both web and print.

Published Works

  • Yacobucci, Karen L; Larson, Catherine. NYU Langone health's First Pop-Up Libraries Support Women Who Pump. Consumer connections. 2018:34(1).
  • We can do IT : women in library information technology by Brandon, Jenny; Ladenson, Sharon; Sattler, Kelly (Eds). Sacramento CA : Library Juice Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781634000536.
  • McCrillis, Aileen; Piazza, Allison; Larson, Catherine. Seeing the Big Picture Through Smaller Screens: Characterizing the Library Users' Experience on Mobile Devices. Journal of electronic resources in medical libraries. 2017:1-6.
  • 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(3).


  • 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.