Progressive Librarians Guild
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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 libraries.

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.