Call for Submissions: Urban Library Journal

Urban Library Journal (ULJ) is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that addresses urban libraries and librarianship in relation to city environments. Formerly known as Urban Academic Librarian, ULJ is published by the Library Association of the City University of New York [link to LACUNY,].

ULJ invites scholarly submissions that speak to urban librarianship as it relates to topics in urban studies, higher education (with emphasis on public higher education), public and academic library collaboration, community outreach and programming, social justice, critical race studies, gender and work, sexuality and identity within librarianship, technology and privacy issues, or other topics. Please contact the editors with general questions or recommendations for columns and special issues.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reference and instruction in diverse, multicultural urban settings
  • Radical librarianship, social justice issues, critical librarianship
  • Intentional design / “library as space” in an urban setting
  • Physical and /or virtual accessibility issues
  • Open access / open education in urban systems, critical perspectives on library technologies
  • Innovative collaboration between academic departments, inter-library projects, or community partnerships
  • More!

Completed manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Full author guidelines can be found on the ULJ website:

The submission period is open! We publish articles on a rolling basis. For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue:

If you have questions about whether your paper topic is within the journal’s scope, please email the editors and/or


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