Here is some insight into the general process of being a guest contributor at The Librarian Parlor. We encourage and welcome library workers from all experience levels and all kinds of libraries to share their perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. 

Accepted Formats

Below is a simplified list of formats. For more robust explorations of types of posts please refer to our Editorial Policies and Guidelines.

  • Reflection on a topic or project
  • Series
  • Interviews
  • How-tos
  • Quick tips

Have an idea that doesn’t fit in these guidelines? Submit it to our proposal form anyway!

Questions to inspire your contributions

  • What have your research experiences been like? Tell us about successes and failures.
  • What are common research methods used in LIS research and how does one get started using them?
  • How do you know what’s worth publishing? How do you identify what you’re doing that is relevant to the field?
  • What are you struggling with right now in your own research? Getting started? A particular mental block?
  • What are some best practices for writing proposals for book chapters, articles, conference presentations, etc
  • How do power structures impact the academic publishing process? How do systemic issues such as white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism impact our publishing models and, subsequently, our research and our librarians?

Get creative! What else do you think our community should know?

Steps to contribute:

  1. Submit your idea via our proposal form
  2. Chat with editors about your ideas
  3. Consult our Editorial Policies and Guidelines
  4. Write!