ACRL Book Publishing

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the higher education association for librarians, is interested in you! Do you have practical, prescriptive advice that will help academic libraries around the world improve their services and offerings? Are you doing innovative research you would like to share? Would you like to convene a team of contributors to tackle a contemporary challenge facing the profession, and offer suggestions, case studies, and best practices? Are you interested in helping envision—and create—the future of libraries?

You’re invited to share your research, ideas and recommendations, and scholarly thinking with the academic library community through an ACRL book publication. Please complete and submit a proposal form, and send any questions, to:

Erin Nevius
ACRL Content Strategist
Phone: (312) 280-2529
Fax: (312) 280-2520
Post: American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Proposal Form (PDF):
Proposal Form (Word):

Why Publish With ACRL?

Publishing with ACRL means joining a canon of important professional literature for academic libraries and librarians. ACRL works hard to ensure a timely turnaround from book proposal to finished product, and helps authors and editors craft the most compelling, timely book possible. Each publication will receive careful attention to marketing and promotion, and has a large automatic audience of the more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals that ACRL represents.

Recent Titles


Some Topics of Interest

This list is merely suggestive—today’s academic librarianship involves a huge range of important issues—and ACRL will consider any topic of broad interest.
•    Management
•    Marketing and Promoting Library Services
•    Collection Development
•    Information Access and Literacy
•    Assessments
•    Institutional Relationships
•    Services and Collections
•    Scholarly Communication Systems
•    Library Administration and Education
•    Staffing for Diversity Programs
•    Data Management and Integration

ACRL Series

Publications in Librarianship is a peer reviewed collection of emerging theories and research.

The College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) series provides college and small university libraries analysis and examples of important library practices and procedures.