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Library Quarterly Book Reviews

Guidelines for submitting book reviews to Library Quarterly

Reviewing Books for Library Quarterly

The Library Quarterly Book Reviews Co-editors invite MLIS students and library professionals to apply for inclusion in our reviewer roster. The Library Quarterly does not accept unsolicited book reviews; if you are interested in reviewing a book, please contact co-editors Lindsay Inge Carpenter and Rachel Gammons for more information about the application process. The Library Quarterly publishes reviews of materials in the following categories: 

  1. Books obviously addressed to problems of librarianship and library education, both current analyses and histories.

  2. Books on indexing, bibliography, classification, documentation, and information science.

  3. Books on management theory, operations research, and technological developments in relation to libraries and other information systems.

  4. Books on publishing and bookmaking, historical and contemporary.

  5. Reports of library surveys.

  6. Biographies of librarians and leaders in the library movement.

  7. Selected bibliographies, indexes, and library catalogs, when they are either monumental or novel. e.g., Tables du Journal Le Temps Die; illustrierten Handschriften der Burgerbibliothek Bern.

  8. Books on mass communication and analyses of censorship and control, audience, content, channels, and effects.

  9. The social setting of librarianship, including selected books on the history of scholarship, educational trends and goals, community analysis and planning, etc.

  10. Broad profiles of intellectual, social, and political aspects of a country or region.

2018-2019 LQ Book Reviewer Pool

Reviewers for the 2018-2019 Review Pool have been notified. We would like to thank all those who submitted an application form for their interest. Please check back next year for information on the 2019-2020 reviewer pool.