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Teacher Librarian [formerly Emergency Librarian], founded in 1973, is a bimonthly journal dedicated to identifying and responding to the exciting challenges encountered by school library professionals. Check out the editorial calendar to see a list of topics for upcoming issues.

Teacher Librarian is committed to collaborative partnerships for improved student learning through thought-provoking and challenging feature articles, strategies for effective advocacy, regular review columns and critical analysis of management and programming issues.

The coeditors of Teacher Librarian welcome original manuscripts on any aspect of library services for children and young adults that will contribute to excellence in programs and improved support for their delivery.

Questions? Contact our coeditors David Loertscher and Betty Marcoux.



  1. Might Teacher Librarian be interested in a short article (about 600 words) on a very special library, the Cotsen Collection of Children’s Literature? The library is charming, serene and welcoming, a delightful place to visit for kids and for researchers.I am the author of the 2008 ALA Schneider Family Award for Young Children entitled Kami and the Yaks. 

  2. Lucy Baker says:

    Dear Teacher Librarian,

    Could the teachers in your community use tips for building a classroom website? Do they need new and effective methods for calling on students in class? Are they aware of the “fourth grade slump,” and how to help children over it?

    As the publicist for Guilford Press, a leading publisher of education and literacy books, I spend a significant amount of time researching online outlets for teachers. I was very impressed with the Teacher Librarian website–especially the featured stories and Learning Commons News.

    I am writing to you today to ask if you would be interested in featuring some excerpts from our titles on your site. All we ask is that you link back to Guilford’s website in return. It would be great publicity for us and I’m confident that the teachers who read your site would find the value-added information of enormous use.

    I am attaching three sample articles to this email. The first, “The Fourth Grade Slump,” is excerpted from Differentiated Reading Instruction in Grades 4 and 5 by Sharon Walpole, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Dr. Walpole reveals some reasons behind the slump and then offers a number of practical solutions.

    The second and third excerpts, “Tips for Calling on Students in Class” and “Tips for Building a Course Website,” are excerpted from The Effective Teacher’s Guide, Second Edition by Nancy Frey, PhD. Dr. Frey is a recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference, as well as a co-recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. She offers easy, practical advice for making classrooms the best learning environments they can be.

    Please let me know if you would be interested in featuring any of these excerpts on, or in receiving review copies of either Differentiated Reading Instruction or The Effective Teacher’s Guide. Additionally, I would be more than happy to arrange podcast interviews with the authors.

    Feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    All the best,

    Lucy Baker
    Guilford Press
    72 Spring St. 4th Fl.
    New York, NY 10012
    (212) 431-9800 ex.257

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  3. Dear editors,

    I am an instruction librarian at Central Connecticut State University. My book UContent: The Information Professional’s Guide to user Generated Content may be of interest to your readership. It will be published by Information Today, Inc. during the summer. To whom could I send a hardcopy or PDF for review?

    Thank you,
    Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo
    Burritt Library

  4. I am an author of The Latina Series, which is a series of novels about and for ESL students. I would like to get my books featured on your website or your newsletter. Can you let me know how I can do that?

  5. Hello Editor, My name is Stephanie and I write from Bullfrog Films. Could you please let mse know if I still have the correct address and contact name to send our newly released documentaries to for consideration for review in your magazine? I have not heard about any of our titles being reviewed, but continue to send every one that we release to: Corinne Burton, Teacher Librarian, 4501 Forbes Blvd, STE 200, Lanham, MD, 20706. Has there been a review published that I am not aware of in the past year? All the best, Stephanie Miller, Bullfrog Films,

  6. Terry Day says:

    Do you use readers to write book/product reviews? How do you \advertise\ for those reviewers and do you have any guidelines?

  7. Dr. Nicole Luongo says:

    I am inquiring about writing an article for your publication.
    My idea focuses on using fanfiction to promote and encourage writing and reading on the elementary level.
    I would like to know guidelines/due dates,etc..
    I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,
    Nicole Luongo, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Education New Jersey City UniversityEducational Technology Department2039 Kennedy BoulevardJersey City, NJ 07305

  8. Erica Cox says:

    What steps are needed to submit an article to your publication?

  9. RoseMary Honnold says:

    Send your article ideas to

  10. Alicia Lavis says:

    Is there any specific qualifications for the articles?

  11. Nancy Miller says:

    The author guidelines are linked from the submission page. Here is the specific URL:
    The editorial calendar is also linked from the submission page. Here is the specific URL:

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