Library Faculty/Staff profile for mburklan

Marissa Burkland

Sciences and Data Librarian
Sciences and Technology Team; Learning, Research and Engagement


  • Master of Library Studies, 2023, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Bachelor of Science Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology


Pronouns: she/they

Marissa Burkland started as the Sciences & Data Librarian at George Mason University in the Fall of 2023. She is originally from Upstate New York and has participated in many environmental organizations and campaigns such as NYRenews, the Rochester Sunrise Movement, and the 490Farmers Community Garden. 

What I do at Mason Libraries

As the Life Sciences Librarian, I provide research support and services to the faculty, staff, and students in the following departments in the College of Science:

  • Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES)
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science & Policy (ESP)

Research Interests


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Library Science Programs
  • Barriers to the Library Science Field for Diverse Students

Life Sciences

  • Invasive Species
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Environmental Justice
  • Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and Sovereignty 
A white woman with short curly red hair, brown eyes, and freckles
Contact Information: 
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Fenwick Library
Schedule Appointment:
With Marissa at Fairfax