Call for Papers

To commemorate Miriam Braverman's 1965 article "Mississippi Summer" that appeared in School Library Journal (November, 1965: 32-33) and reprinted in Library Journal (November 15: 5045-5047), special issue number 44 of Progressive Librarian is devoted to exploration of Freedom Libraries during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Issue 44 will reprint Miriam Braverman's article to set the stage for this special issue.

Research articles reflecting on the civil rights movement, Freedom Summer, and where librarianship stands today in relation to the history and present of this movement will be considered for inclusion in Issue 44. Essays, poems, reflection pieces, letters from elders to the next generation of librarians, images, drawings, graphics, bibliographies, and book reviews will also be considered for inclusion in Issue 44. Submissions are due by July 31, 2015. Consult Progressive Librarian's submission guidelines for information regarding format and style.

Progressive Librarian Guild's annual LIS student essay contest is named in honor of Miriam Braverman.

About Progressive Librarian

Progressive Librarian: A Journal for Critical Studies and Progressive Politics in Librarianship is a forum for critical perspectives in Library and Information Science (LIS), featuring articles, book reviews, bibliographies, reports, and documents that explore progressive perspectives on librarianship and information issues.

Progressive Librarian is published, produced, and distributed by the Progressive Librarians Guild two times a year (ISSN 1052-5722). Issues 1-40 (1990 -2012) are available full text in .pdf format on the PLG Web site. Supplement 29, index to issues 1-16, 1990 -1999 is available in .pdf.

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Managing Editor: Elaine Harger.
Editors: Al Kagan, David Lesniaski, Katharine Phenix, and Mark Rosenzweig
Book reviews: Michael Matthews

Progressive Librarian contact information
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