The Political Librarian is dedicated to expanding the discussion of, promoting research on, and helping to re-envision locally focused advocacy, policy, and funding issues for libraries.

We want to bring in a variety of perspectives to the journal and do not limit our contributors to just those working in the field of library and information science. We seek submissions from researchers, practitioners, community members, or others dedicated to furthering the discussion, promoting research, and helping to re-envision tax policy and public policy on the extremely local level.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2 (2016)

Full Issue

White Papers


The Fifty State Library Laws Survey
Kyle K. Courtney, Emily Kilcer, and Sarah Racicot



Please Don't Suck
Andy Woodworth


Issue Editors

Lindsay Sarin

Associate Editors
Rachel Korman
Johnna Percell