Progressive Librarians Guild
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CC and Editorial Board

PLG's organization teams

 

In 2002, a formal structure for PLG governance was established with the following rule adopted:

The editors of Progressive Librarian (PL) and an equal number (plus one) of PLG members make up the Coordinating Committee (CC).

All members of the CC, including Editorial Board members, are volunteers and involved in all aspects of decision making, planning, and work for the organization. PL editors provide core continuity with PLG/PL's original programmatic compact.


Coordinating Committee

As of May 2017, PLG Coordinating Committee members are:

David Lesniaski

[contact].

Elaine Harger

Elaine is a middle school librarian, union member, school garden enthusiast, racial equity and social justice activist, longstanding PLGer, 30-year ALA member, and author of Whose Side Are You On? Seven Social Responsibility Debates in American Librarianship, 1990-2015 (McFarland, 2016).
[website | contact].

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer is the Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian at Athens State University in Alabama.
[blog | contact].

John Pateman

John has worked in public libraries for 39 years and is currently Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer at Thunder Bay Public Library. He is the author of Developing a Needs Based Library Service, Public Libraries and Social Justice, and Developing Community-Led Public Libraries. He was a founding member of Information For Social Change and received the Cuban National Culture Award.
[contact].

Katharine Phenix

Katharine is the Adult Services Librarian (aka Adult Guide) at the Huron St branch of Anythink Libraries north of Denver, Colorado. She has been an activist librarian for 34 years, in the Feminist Task Force, the ALA Council Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship, Social Responsibilities Round Table, and PLG. Her focus is on human rights and libraries, and the power of reading to transform lives.
[contact].

Kathleen de la Peña McCook

Kathleen teaches public librarianship and library history at the School of Information, University of South Florida, Tampa. She is a member of the United Faculty of Florida, AFT 7463.
[website | contact].

Mark Hudson

Mark has worked in both public and academic libraries and currently works as an adult services librarian at a public library in suburban Pittsburgh. He has been a member of PLG and ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) since 1999.
[contact]

Michael Matthews

[contact].

Nathaniel Moore

Nathaniel is an archivist and an educator.
[contact].


Editorial Board

As of May 2017, the Progressive Librarian Editorial Board consists of:

Al Kagan

[contact].

David Lesniaski

[contact].

Elaine Harger [Managing Editor]

Elaine is a middle school librarian, union member, school garden enthusiast, racial equity and social justice activist, longstanding PLGer, 30-year ALA member, and author of Whose Side Are You On? Seven Social Responsibility Debates in American Librarianship, 1990-2015 (McFarland, 2016).
[website | contact].

Katharine Phenix

Katharine is the Adult Services Librarian (aka Adult Guide) at the Huron St branch of Anythink Libraries north of Denver, Colorado. She has been an activist librarian for 34 years, in the Feminist Task Force, the ALA Council Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship, Social Responsibilities Round Table, and PLG. Her focus is on human rights and libraries, and the power of reading to transform lives.
[contact].

Kathleen de la Peña McCook

Kathleen teaches public librarianship and library history at the School of Information, University of South Florida, Tampa. She is a member of the United Faculty of Florida, AFT 7463.
[website | contact].

Mark Rosenzweig

Mark is one of the founders of PLG and of the journal Progressive Librarian. He was a librarian at NYPL, at CUNY and at Hofstra University. Mark was later the Director of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies in New York City, the library and archives of the Communist Party of the USA. He was active for many years in the American Library Association as a Councilor at-large as well as a long-time member of the Action Council of ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table.
[contact].

Michael Matthews [Book reviews]

[contact].

Nathaniel Moore

Nathaniel is an archivist and an educator.
[contact].