Public Libraries Leading the Way

“Public Libraries Leading the Way” is a regular column in Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL). Essays in this series highlight a technology-based innovation or approach to problem solving from the public library perspective. Columns published to date:

Call for Proposals for Future Columns

To propose a topic, use this brief form, which will ask you for three pieces of information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • A brief (75-150 word) summary of your proposed column that describes your library, the technology you wish to write about and your experience with it.

Columns are in the 1,000-1,500 word range and may include illustrations. These will not be research articles, but are meant to share practical experience with technology development or uses within the library. 

If you have questions, contact Ken Varnum, Editor, at