Progressive Librarians Guild
radical views on library & info issues


Student chapters have played an important role in the 20+ year history of the Progressive Librarians Guild. In addition to providing a conduit for the flow of PLG’s values and ideas into library and information science programs and schools and exposing multitudes of new library workers to issues related to radical librarianship, PLG’s student chapters provided spaces across North America for new perspectives and ideas to germinate.

The activities of student chapters included everything from hosting events, talks and panels that addressed professional, political, and societal issues that impact library and information workers and students; collaborating with like minded campus and community groups and providing space for discourse, discussion and education on radical issues and topics in librarianship. Some groups went even further, for example, the PLG Student Chapter at St. Catherine’s University maintained the membership database and coordinated mailing the Progressive Librarian for years in addition to its normal work.

Below are links to the St. Catherine’s University chapter (currently active) as well as a list of schools that in the past have maintained a PLG student chapter. For more information please contact: PLG at

St. Kate's PLG Chapter

The College of St. Catherine Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) Student Chapter emphasizes collaborations with local libraries and activist groups. The St. Kate's PLG promotes campus discussion about progressive library issues while connecting students to ongoing radical library volunteer efforts. By incorporating service and action into St. Kate's MLIS program, the PLG student chapter embraces and expands upon the College's tradition of social responsibility. Contact: progressive at Twitter: @SCUPLG. Website:

Other Chapters

These colleges, universities and local/regional areas have previously supported PLG student chapters:

If you are active in a PLG chapter, please contact so that updated information can be added to this website.

Last updated: 15 April 2022