Publishing Program

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.

The Political Librarian is published at the intersection of local libraries, public 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. It publishes a wide range of opinion pieces, research, and peer-reviewed materials on public policy and tax policy issues for libraries. We invite a variety of perspectives to the journal and do not limit our contributors to those working in the field of library and information science.


Read the current issue of The Political Librarian 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.It is hosted as an open access. You are invited to contribute to Vol 5 Issue 1 for a February 2019 publication date. Editorial guidelines are posted for your review and consideration. Please contact Dustin Fife, series editor, with questions. 

 

Editorial Team

Dustin Fife, Series Editor
Dustin Fife is the Director of Library Services at Western State Colorado University.  Before moving to Colorado, he served as the Outreach and Patron Services Librarian for Utah Valley University and Library Director for San Juan County Public Library System. Dustin studied history and philosophy at the University of Utah and library science at Emporia State University. Dustin was a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, the 2015-2016 Utah Library Association President, and 2016-2017 ALA LearnRT President.  His research interest include open education, leadership and management, and advocacy. You can reach him at dustin.fife@everylibrary.org.

Rachel Korman, Assistant Editor
Rachel Korman is an Information Assistant at Vaughan Public Libraries and is a former EveryLibrary Intern. She is an MLIS graduate from Drexel University and holds a with a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto. Ms. Korman is a Board Member and the Treasurer for The Soapbox, an independent publishing center in West Philadelphia. She tweets at @RachelKorman2

Johnna Percell, Editing, Design, and Layout
Johnna Percell is a Children’s Librarian for the DC Public Library’s Department of Outreach & Inclusion. Prior to joining DCPL, she was the Communications Coordinator for the University of Maryland’s iSchool where she earned her MLS with a focus in Information and Diverse Populations.  She has a background in community corrections and served as the 2015 Google Policy Fellow at the American Library Association’s Washington Office. She can be reached at jmpercell@gmail.com.

Annie Smith, Editorial Support
Annie Smith is a reference and instruction librarian at Utah Valley University’s Fulton Library. Prior to working at UVU, Ms. Smith served as an Electronic Resources Librarian at Idaho State University’s Oboler Library. In addition to creating an embedded librarian program at UVU, she works with her colleagues to create John Cotton Dana award-winning orientation games for new students. She is a 2008 MLS graduate of Emporia State University and can be reached at annalisesmith7@gmail.com.

Editorial Board

We are proud to convene an exemplary editorial board to provide a robust peer review for certain submissions.

Jason K. Alston, Doctoral Candidate
School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost, Libraries and Museums
University of Delaware
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
Lindsay C. Sarin, Director of Academic Programs and Editor Emeritus for The Political Librarian
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

The Political Librarian is hosted on Washington University’s “Open Scholarship Platform."

ISSN: 2471-3155