Michael Carosone | email@example.com
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I withdrew from a doctoral program in English to enroll in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, to earn a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science (MSLIS). My dissertation was going to be on queer literature. However, I realized that I could do more for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (GLBTQ) Community and population—my own community—as a librarian or archivist of queer literature, history, and culture. So, I enrolled in the MSLIS degree program with only one goal in mind: to collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public the literature, history, and culture of the GLBTQ Community and population—a minority that is still marginalized, ignored, silenced, oppressed, discriminated against, and misunderstood. This essay is a product of my time spent in the program, and a tangible result of my initial purpose for entering library school. Recently, I graduated from the Palmer School. I am now qualified to become the passionate librarian or archivist who will do whatever possible to bring attention to the queer community.
This essay was published in The Blue Notebook: A Journal for Artists' Books, April 2010
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