About me

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I’m a librarian at the Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College in New York. I received my Library Science and Archival Masters degrees from Pratt Institute and a Masters in Anthropology from Hunter College.

Previously, I worked in  Butler Library at Columbia University and the Thomas J. Watson/Nolen Libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as a librarian for 5 years. While at the Met, I had the wonderful opportunity to work in a number of units including reference, special collections cataloging and inter-library loans. My current research interests include Gender, Women Studies, and Ethnomusicology, specifically women’s participation in Heavy Metal and Extreme Metal Music sub-cultures. My all-time favorite books are the illustrated kind-graphic novels and comics! To be specific, I love almost everything published under the Vertigo label and I have a sentimental affinity to Preacher by Garth Ennis.

When I’m not shushing folks at the library, I split my time as a metal scholar, mentor, wife, mom, and doting sister when NY temperatures and attitudes allow.

Please note that everything written here is copyright unless otherwise stated and that the statements expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

I’d appreciated being notified if you would like to reference or link to me.

As always, please comment here or drop me an email at jm(dot)jocson213(at) gmail (dot)com, if you have questions.

Thank you and enjoy!

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