Submission Schedule and Editorial Policy

2005 Issue Deadlines

2006 Issue Deadlines

February 1, 2005
April 1, 2005
June 1, 2005
August 1, 2005
October 1, 2005
December 1, 2005

February 1, 2006
April 1, 2006
June 1, 2006
August 1, 2006
October 1, 2006
December 1, 2006

Issues will be posted approximately two weeks after these submission deadlines.

ALCTS Newsletter Online Editorial Policy
(revised Dec. 2002, effective with volume 14, 2003)

The ALCTS Newsletter Online is a publication of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).


The primary purpose of the ALCTS Newsletter Online is to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members, and to be the voice of the association.


The ALCTS Newsletter Online is issued in six numbers per annual volume. [Note: The frequency was changed to quarterly by a board motion at the Annual Conference in New Orleans in 1999, and changed to six issues per year in 2003.]


The primary focus of the ALCTS Newsletter Online is news and reports about the activities of the association, its groups and its members, such as:

  • Summary reports of ALCTS programs, pre-conferences and institutes
  • Preliminary information, announcements and schedules of upcoming continuing education events
  • Board, committee and discussion group reports and activities
  • Candidates for office in the association
  • Financial and other planning reports
  • Schedules of meetings
  • Announcements of new ALCTS publications
  • Winners of awards given by the association
  • Member updates: awards, honors, personal achievements, retirements, obituaries
  • Background information on venues for meetings and continuing education events

A secondary focus is reporting activities of interest to the membership relating to practice and developments in the fields of library collections and technical services, such as:

  • Announcements of upcoming activities of other ALA and non-ALA groups
  • Summary reports of meetings and activities of these groups
  • Announcements of new standards and standards under development
  • New policies and guidelines, and their effect on ALCTS members and the profession
  • Legislative updates and international activities affecting the profession
  • Recent publications of interest to members
  • Brief articles on "best practices" in the field
  • State association activities and news

The Newsletter does not accept articles about commercially sold products.


The editor will coordinate with the ALCTS Board of Directors and the ALCTS Publications Committee regarding the general contents of each issue, as well as with the ALCTS office staff (Executive Director and others) regarding current ALCTS priorities. The editor will attempt to keep reports concise yet complete so that all members can follow the activities of ALCTS. The editor also will strive for complete coverage of the full scope of ALCTS activities and interests.


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