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Aims & Scope

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 at the local level. 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.

For our spring 2021 issue, The Political Librarian seeks papers that address public library advocacy, policy, and funding in a post-Trump polity. Areas of focus can include (but are not limited to) library policy and funding in a COVID-reactive world, a rapidly evolving social justice movement, intellectual freedom, and resilience in turbulent economic, political, and cultural climates.

We are interested in featuring new voices and lines of inquiry. We seek submissions from both researchers and practitioners, that fall into one of three submission categories:

  • Opinions/First Drafts – Editorial in nature; the first draft of an idea or argument.
  • White Papers – Longer form discussions that may include research.
  • Peer Reviewed – Long form articles that include original research and arguments. Submitted for review by our Editorial Board and/or external reviewers.

Who Can Write for The Political Librarian?

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.