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librarian , writer

James Edward Van Buskirk, American librarian, writer.


Buskirk, James Edward Van was born on August 29, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Edward Riley Van Buskirk and Anne Marie Van Buskirk (nee Burns).


Bachelor in Sociology, University California, 1977. Master of Library Science, University California, 1981.


Program manager, James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center San Francisco Public Library., since 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (Lambda Literature award nominee, 1997), Celluloid San Francisco: The Film Lover's Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations. Co-editor: Identity Envy: Wanting To Be Who We're Not, Love, Castro Street: Reflections of San Francisco. Contributor: San Francisco Almanac, Best of San Francisco, Knopf Guide California, Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights, anthology Liberating Minds: The Stories and Professional Lives of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Librarians and their Advocates, bibliography Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian Art, anthology Dangerous Families: Queer Writers on Surviving, I Do, I Don't: Queers on Marriage.


Edward Riley Van Buskirk .

Anne Marie Van Buskirk (nee Burns).