Monday, June 11, 2018

Pride in America's Library: LGBTQ+ Specialist Shares Her Story

Meg Metcalf dreamed of a career at the Library of Congress from the time she was 17, inspired by a job at a Borders bookstore in northeastern Illinois, where she worked the reference desk. 
She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in women’s and gender studies and information science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012, and then obtained dual master’s degrees from the university in 2015 in library and information science and gender studies. 
Afterward, she applied to the Library and was delighted to be hired as a reference librarian in the Main Reading Room. Meg also serves as the Library’s women’s, gender and LGBTQ+ studies collection specialist.
Here she answers a few questions about her Library career and her advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ+ issues in honor of National Pride Month.
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