Marisa Reichert

Springfield City Library, MA

Marisa is living her dream of being a Reference Librarian at the Springfield City Library in western Massachusetts. Before relocating to Springfield, she spent about 3 years working in the Palm Beach County Library System, and prior to that, she obtained her MSLIS from Simmons College in 2013 after completing her Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Humanities from New College of Florida, where she wrote an undergraduate thesis on fairy tales of the European canon as sites of women’s power and subversion. Her interests, academic and recreational, include folktales and storytelling, fandom and fanworks, intersectional feminism and disability studies, and fighting the worldsuck with her heart, her brain, and her calculator. She is also very enthusiastic about cats and the Animorphs books.