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 4, Issue 2 (2020)

Full Issue

Opinions/First Draft

White Paper


Peer Reviewed


A critical moment: U.S. Public libraries, public trust, and the 2020 Census
Ana Ndumu, Amy Carol Dickinson, and Paul T. Jaeger

Issue Editors

Series Editor
Christopher Stewart
Assistant Editor
Andrew Sulavik
Editorial support
Johnna Percell