The Librarian Parlor (aka LibParlor or #libparlor) is a space for conversing, sharing expertise, and asking questions about the process of developing, pursuing, and publishing library research. We feature interesting research methodologies, common challenges, in progress work, setbacks and successes. In providing this space, LibParlor aspires to support the development of a welcoming community of new researchers.
We know that folks may face a number of challenges as they consider a LIS research agenda including inexperience, difficulty finding mentors, and lack of institutional support. LibParlor strives to address these challenges in part by showcasing honest reflections, conversations, and how-to’s from library and information professionals engaged in library research.
While we use the term “librarian” in our name, that does not mean you have to hold a MLIS or have librarian in your position title to contribute to this community. All library, archives, and information workers are encouraged to submit to The Librarian Parlor, and we actively seek to represent a diversity of experiences. We intentionally work towards providing space for those with a variety of types of work experience such as non-tenure track librarians and library workers without the librarian title, as well as those with different lived experiences, such as people with disabilities, librarians of color, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ folks.
If you are interested in submitting work to LibParlor, please review our Contribute to LibParlor page. If you have a direct question you would like us to address, please email us, or ask the community at large on Twitter utilizing the #libparlor hashtag.
LibParlor was created and started in August 2017 by four new library professionals: Hailley Fargo, Katlyn Griffin, Chelsea Heinbach, and Charissa Powell. Visit our “Team” page to meet the the current LibParlor Editorial Team and Contributing Editors.