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Volume 2, Issue 2 of the Political Librarian

We are excited to announce the Release of Volume 2, Issue 2, of the Open Access Journal, the Political Librarian. 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 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 […]

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EveryLibrary 2015 Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report name checks a lot of people, partners, and campaigns.  We’re really proud of that.  Over 1,000 personal donors self-identify on our donation site.  Fourteen corporate donors make the “Thank you” list (with 8 re-ups from 2014).  The 10 campaigns we worked with are close to our hearts. We started a new journal […]


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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August Elections Round Up

We were tracking 6 library elections on the August 4th ballot this year. Even though some of the results are still preliminary it looks like 5 out of the 6 elections have won! We’re so happy to see that a majority of libraries received stable funding last week. Here is the breakdown. Spokane County Library […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo Summer Edition

As we return from the 2015 ALA Annual Conference we are busy following up on all the great conversations we had there. Here are a few things that came up on our radar while we were making it happen in San Francisco. On Our Reading List This blog post lays out 8 obstacles and lessons […]

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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 […]