Peer reviewed.  Scholarly articles present primary research (broadly defined) on current library practice or historical analysis of library trends, including quantitative or qualitative evaluations. Also accepted in this category are position pieces which inform readers of, or to stimulate discussion about, significant library-related issues.  Scholarly articles may be primary or secondary research and will provide complete references.  These articles will be submitted to two or more external readers for blind review. This may result in a request for revision, recommendation for inclusion in a non peer-reviewed section, or recommendation that an article not be accepted. Final decisions regarding acceptance, rejection, or revision are made by the editors of this journal.  See contributor guidelines.
Not peer reviewed. Articles from the field describe a wide range of library-related issues and projects, which may take the form of case studies or best-practice guidelines. Write-ups of conference presentations will also be accepted here.  From the Field articles follow the same style guidelines as Scholarly Articles, but to expedite the publishing process, they do not undergo peer review. However, the editors of Tennessee Libraries may request edits or rewrites, or may suggest that an article be moved to the Scholarly section. 

Reviews must be between 300 to 500 words in length and should comment on the following elements as appropriate:

Scope - describe the overall content and purpose of the book
Authorship - credentials, affiliations, point of view
Accuracy - authoritative nature of the information
Arrangement - unique features, index, appendices
Readership - describe the intended audience
Critical evaluation - limitations and/or contribution to the field
Recommendation - which types of libraries should purchase

The editor reserves the right to edit for length, as well as for consistency in language and style. Please include your name, position title, and institutional affiliation at the end of the review.

See Book Review Guidelines

Not typically peer reviewed. Comprehensive histories of public, academic, special, and school libraries. Images and photographs are highly encouraged. Follow  style guidelines prescribed for all articles.
What makes your library special? Highlight your new or popular services, award-winning employees, and new or updated facilities in 1000 words or less. Accompanying photos, floorplans, and links to related media are highly encouraged. Follow general style guidelines prescribed for all articles. Not peer-reviewed. 

Reader comments, guest editorials and letters will also be considered