revolting librarians!

Call for Submissions

Revolting Librarians Redux

edited by

Katia Roberto and Jessamyn West

Deadline for summaries: January 15, 2002
Submit a brief summary (3 paragraphs maximum) and a short author's statement or URLs where appropriate. Electronic submissions only.

Deadline for manuscripts: April 15, 2002
One electronic copy emailed to revolting [at] Black-and-white artwork may be submitted in hard copy. Text may range from 25 to 5000 words; author responsible for securing image copyright permissions.

We do not want attachments. We want text.

This book is intended as a follow-up to Celeste West and Elizabeth Katz's Revolting Librarians (San Francisco: Booklegger Press, 1972). We want library workers to write insightful critiques of any aspect of librarianship. A special section on the 1972 book's impact is also planned. In the spirit of the original book, all contributions should be as readable and interesting as possible.

Possible ideas include:

  • contributors to the first book - where are they now?
  • reactions to Revolting Librarians
  • original artwork
  • original cartoons
  • original poetry or fiction
  • alternative libraries
  • librarianship & whiteness
  • librarianship & heteronormativity
  • why is librarianship so apolitical?
  • horror stories and lessons learned
  • cataloging issues
  • reference work issues
  • intellectual freedom
  • additional resources for radical librarians


Katia Roberto
Cataloging Dept.
Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-6632
revolting [at]

Jessamyn West
Box 95474
Seattle WA 98145
revolting [at]

For additional information, contact the editors or go to

"those librarians are revolting!"