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Culture, History, and Society

Nicole A. Cooke, Editor
Carol A. Leibiger, Editor


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Culture, History, and Society

Nicole A. Cooke, Editor
Carol A. Leibiger, Editor

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Libraries: Culture, History, and Society
aims to study libraries within their broader historical, humanistic, and social contexts. In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Education, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, Anthropology, Philosophy, Geography, Economics, and other disciplines. The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while promoting innovative cross-disciplinary research on libraries’ relationships with their unique environments.

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society
is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association. Founded in 1947, LHRT is an inclusive and diverse organization that supports anyone who is interested in the history of libraries. It facilitates communication, provides thought-provoking programs, offers awards for outstanding research, and is active in issues, such as preservation, that concern all library historians.

Attention LHRT Members: Members of LHRT receive a free subscription of LCHS with membership. To join, visit

The Editorial Board of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society recently approved a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement and Action Plan. The plan can be found by clicking here.

Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina, US
Carol A. Leibiger, University of South Dakota, US

Managing Editor
Eric Hing-Tao Hung, University of Maryland, US

Associate Editors
Julie Judkins, Oregon State University, US
Jason Martin, Florida State University, US
Kenvi Phillips, New York Public Library, US

Book Review Editor
Brett Spencer, The Pennsylvania State University, US

Editorial Board
Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Wayne State University, US
Jennifer Burek Pierce, University of Iowa, US
Mary Carroll, Charles Sturt University, AU
Dominique Daniel, Oakland University, US
Michele Fenton, Indiana State Library, US
LaVerne Gray, Syracuse University, US
Charles Johanningsmeier, University of Nebraska at Omaha, US
Aisha Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology
Catherine J. Minter, Indiana University
Ceclia Salvatore, Dominican University
Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma
Kellee Warren, University of Illinois-Chicago
Andrew B. Wertheimer, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, US
Steven Witt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

Call for Papers

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society welcomes submissions of research papers. Manuscripts that offer interdisciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged, as are authors from outside library science. LCHS also publishes evaluative reviews of books that complement our journal’s mission to situate libraries within their broader historical context. See our list of books available for review.

To submit a paper, please visit The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your manuscript and submit to the editorial office. Authors must also complete the online Positionality Questionnaire which forms part of their overall submission and which can be accessed here: Research article and essay submissions without the completed Positionality Questionnaire by all authors of a manuscript will not be reviewed and accepted. Authors submitting book reviews should use this link to access the relevant Positionality Questionnaire:

Please review the complete Submission Guidelines prior to submitting a manuscript.

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