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Now Accepting Submissions for the Braverman Award
27 February 2021 | PLG is now accepting submissions for the Miriam Braverman
Memorial Prize! Due to last year's hiatus, two awards will be given this year.
Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2021. See the
submission requirements for more information.
Resources for Anti-racist Work
20 August 2020 | In response to the protests that emerged this spring in the
wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, PLG compiled a
new resource list. The list includes statements from individual Black
colleagues and LIS organizations. The list also includes resources for anti-racist work
and focus on protesters' demands for the defunding and reform
of police forces and prison abolition. These are complex matters that
deserve close attention all by library workers and members of the
communities we serve.
Resources to Counter White Nationalism in Libraries
27 April 2020 | A new resource list has been added to the PLG website. Resources to
Counter White Nationalism in Libraries was compiled by Library Workers
Against Racism (LWAR). LWAR is an informal network of library workers in
the U.S. committed to anti-racist activism in public, academic, and school
Progressive Librarian is in Transition
8 September 2019 | The editors of Progressive Librarian are
examining the current state and future form of the journal following the release of our upcoming issue. New times need fresh eyes and minds in
every realm of life, and the same is true of Progressive Librarian, which
has been in publication for three decades. When a new direction is determined, we will inform our readers. In the
meanwhile, stay tuned for Issue 47, currently in the works, and keep abreast of the ideas, analysis, and narratives
coming from those publications with a critical eye on librarianship. Venues for
critical views within the profession can be found at: In the Library With
a Lead Pipe, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and
Journal of Radical Librarianship.
PLG Statement on Racist Incident at ALA Midwinter
18 February 2019 | PLG has released a statement on the racist incident reported at ALA Midwinter.