Publications Committee


The ALCTS Publications Committee:

  • Coordinates the ACLTS publishing and information dissemination activities
  • Conducts regular assessments of the ALCTS Publishing outlets and recommends new modes of dissemination as needed
  • Advises and assists the ALCTS Board with setting publishing priorities
  • Identifies and maintains publishing standards for ALCTS publications
  • Promotes and encourages research and publication in topics of interest to ALCTS members
  • Works with Section publication committees and, as necessary, publication editorial boards, to review proposals and manuscripts, and recommend the most appropriate format for publication


Mary E. Miller (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Sheila Cummins (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Dawn E. Gross (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Scott Phinney (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Dracine Hodges (AS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mavis B. Molto (CRS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
C. Rockelle Strader (CaMMS Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Hannah Buckland (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Rebecca L. Mugridge (ALCTS News Editor, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Narda Tafuri (LMPI Editor, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2017)
Mary Beth Weber (LRTS Editor, January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2016)
Dr. Pamela Jo Thomas (Z687 Editor, October 28, 2012, to October 31, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 02/27/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Publications Committee consists of 5 members appointed by the ALCTS chair-elect, an intern, representatives from each ALCTS section, a board liaison, serving 2-year terms and led by a chairperson. The editor of LRTS, ANO, LMPI, and the Papers Series serve as ex-officio members.


Established in 1957 at the request of the ALCTS Board.

Get Involved

ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the ALCTS Publications Committee. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.

Staff Liaison

Christine McConnell
Membership and Publications
(312) 280-5037