The Political Librarian – Vol I Issue 1

PoliticalLibrarian-issue1Announcing 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 a March 2016 publication date.  Our editorial guidelines are posted for your review and consideration.

Thanks to our editorial team, including series editor Lindsay Sarin, and general editors Johnna Purcell and Rachel Korman.  We are proud to announce our editorial board

  • Jason K. Alston, Doctoral Candidate
    School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
  • Trevor A. Dawes, Associate University Librarian
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Sandra Hirsh, PhD, Professor and Director
    School of Information, San José State University
  • Paul T. Jaeger, PhD, JD, Professor and MLS Program Director
    College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park
  • Andrea Snyder, Outreach Services Specialist
    Nassau Library System, Long Island, New York
  • Courtney L. Young, Head Librarian (Librarian and  Professor of Women’s Studies)
    Penn State Greater Allegheny
Special thanks to Diane Weltzer and Kristen Thorp for volunteering to create the cover art and style guide for this issue.

We look forward to applying for an ISSN for the series and completing an open scholarship hosting arrangement with a US based university beginning with the next issue.

You can follow our archive of blog posts and articles for The Political Librarian.



Download The Political Librarian Sept 2015 Vol I Issue 1 in PDF


  • September 8, 2015

    […] Jag har inte hunnit kollar eventuella politiska tendenser, men ändå. Nu finns första numret av Every Library’s webzine The Political Librarian för […]

  • September 14, 2015

    […] 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. […]

  • September 16, 2015

    […] 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 Chrastka online. […]

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