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The Political Librarian – Issue 2

We intend The Political Librarian to be a place for the library community to talk through some under-recognized issues around politics, political power, and policy that affect us in the 21st century. Issue 2, published 15 April 2016, is our first issue published through the open scholarship platform of Washington University Libraries. It includes opinion […]

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Washington University Libraries to Host ‘The Political Librarian’

April 4, 2016 EveryLibrary is proud to announce a publishing partnership with Washington University Libraries to host The Political Librarian, our journal of local public policy and tax policy for libraries. Series Editor Lindsay C. Sarin says, “Washington University Libraries has an excellent platform for scholarly communications and publishing. We are excited to begin hosting […]


Why Local Isn’t Enough

In this piece from The Political Librarian, author AJ Million takes us through the current model for local library funding and exposes the historic context in a way that could encourage us to re-imagine the model.  You can read the full version of Vol 1 Issue 1, including articles by Bill Kennedy, Lindsay Sarin, and John […]


Getting to the AHA Moment

In this issue of The Political Librarian, author Bill Kennedy takes us through the ins and outs of planning for a ballot measure, and then reconnecting with voters after a loss.  You can read the full text of Volume 1 Issue 1, including pieces by AJ Million, Lindsay Sarin, and John Chrastka, online. GETTING TO THE AHA* MOMENT […]


The Political Librarian – Vol I Issue 1

Announcing Volume I, Issue 1 of The Political Librarian, our new journal at the intersection local libraries, public policy and tax policy. We are interested in featuring new voices and lines of inquiry, and are interested in publishing opinion pieces, white papers, and peer reviewed works.  You are invited to contribute to Vol 2 Issue 1 for […]

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Editorial Team and Guidelines for The Political Librarian

Editorial Team and Guidelines for The Political Librarian Submissions 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 […]

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Questions from The Political Librarian

We issued our Call for Contributors to our new journal, The Political Librarian, a few days back.  We’re posting a series of questions that we are hoping to begin a discussion about – and maybe find a few answers to –  from around our diverse and engaged library ecosystem.  We want your ideas and your submissions, but […]

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Announcing “The Political Librarian”, a New Journal from EveryLibrary

For too long, there has been a dearth of research, discussion, and published content related to locally focused advocacy, policy, and funding issues for libraries. Today, EveryLibrary is proud to announce the launch of “The Political Librarian”, a new journal which will address these very issues. As the only national organization dedicated exclusively to local […]