Call for Articles - The Political Librarian Spring/Summer 2021
We are happy to issue a call for original article, opinion pieces, and whitepapers for the Spring/Summer issue of The Political Librarian.
For our spring/summer 2021 issue, The Political Librarian seeks papers that address library advocacy, policy, and funding in a post-Trump polity. Areas of focus can include (but are not limited to) public, academic, or school 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.
The Political Librarian is published at the intersection of libraries, public policy, education policy, and tax policy. As an open-source academic journal, The Political Librarian is dedicated to expanding the discussion of about library advocacy and activism while promoting research and new thinking about policy and funding issues for libraries. We publish a wide range of opinion pieces, research, and peer-reviewed materials on public policy and tax policy issues for libraries.
Please contact Series Editor Christopher Stewart at [email protected] for information or to submit a manuscript for consideration. The Political Librarian is hosted on Washington University’s Open Scholarship Platform, ISSN: 2471-3155. Our editorial guidelines are posted for your review and consideration.
Read the current issue of The Political Librarian
Vol 4, Issue 2 - August 2020
on the Open Scholarship platform of Washington University Libraries
We are actively seeking submissions from researchers, practitioners, community members, and others dedicated to furthering the discussion, promoting research, and helping to re-envision tax policy and public policy on the extremely local level. The Political Librarian is actively 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, and are submitted for review by our Editorial Board and/or external reviewers.
We hope 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.