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Features & column ideas

The best feature articles reach out to the profession in a broad way, or offer useful information and ideas to others in an accessible and readable style. We welcome either queries or finished articles, via email if possible. A query can consist of just a paragraph, or several. Describe what you plan to cover and your approach. Tell us your connection to it and your expertise. We’ll get back to you and let you know if we’re interested as soon as possible, ideally within 4 to 6 weeks. If you have completed a draft of the article, send it in attached to your email. If you’re attaching a word document with your pitch or submission, please include your name and contact info in the attachment. Most of our features run 2-4 pages in the magazine, which translates into 1800-2700 words.

  • For feature ideas on topics across the spectrum and regarding libraries of all types, please contact Lisa Peet at

LJ is always hungry for opinion pieces and rants about topics and concerns in the library profession for Backtalk. 800 words. We’ll get back to you and let you know if we’re interested within 4 to 6 weeks. Email your idea or opinion piece to Lisa Peet at


If you have a news idea that you would like to share with us, please contact Lisa Peet,

People Announcements

For personnel news, including new hires, promotions, retirements, and deaths, please send to Lisa Peet,


If you would like to share photos of library-related events, news, or tidbits, please send to:

LJ welcomes letters and will publish as many as possible. Those that exceed 250 words may be excerpted by the editors. Email: .


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