About Us

In the 140 years since it was created, Library Journal has been inspired by the belief that libraries transform lives, at every stage of life.


We were there to help libraries in the United States begin organizing as a profession, and as the national and global network of libraries took their place in town squares, campus centers, and schools. As libraries have adapted, we have been there all the way--leading the profession forward by identifying trends on the brink of impact, surfacing best practices and innovations to invest in, identifying emerging leaders, sharing important news and perspectives that shape the field, guiding purchasing decisions, acting as an advocate for librarians and libraries--leading the field through the great changes and innovations required to keep libraries strong. Each day we build on this storied tradition by fueling the innovation engine at the center of every community--your library.


We can’t think of a community that doesn't rely on its library, and we can’t think of a better mission than having everyone at those libraries -- town, city, campus, school students--rely on Library Journal and School Library Journal to help them inform learning, inspire kids to read, spark the inquisitive impulse and instill a lifelong love of reading—all the while building the community’s capacity to thrive and spurring economic development.


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