So You Want to Get Published (ALSC)

Want to write a book or article but don't know where to start? Three published authors of resource books and articles for children's librarians will share the ins and outs of getting published in journals such as School Library Journal and with publishers such as ALA Editions and Libraries Unlimited. Learn about the publishing opportunities that are out there for you, how to write a proposal, and how to get from idea to proposal.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Name three publishers or journals open to proposals.
  • Describe the parts of a nonfiction book proposal.
  • Submit a book or article proposal to a reputable library resource publisher or journal.

Who Should Attend

Librarians who wish to publish resource books or articles.


Julie Dietzel-Glair is a Freelance Writer and Library Consultant. She is the author of Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props. She is active in ALSC.
Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, creator of the Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program, is a prolific author of books and articles. She has published articles in Children and Libraries, Public Libraries, American Libraries, and other journals.
Kathy MacMillan is a writer, librarian, storyteller, and American Sign Language interpreter, as well as the co-author of the Storytime Magic series (ALA Editions) and many other storytime resource books.



ALSC offers this archived webinar to all ALSC members free of charge. Non-members can purchase the webinar archive for $25 per individual, or $195 for groups.
Become an ALSC member and save on the price of the webinar.

How to Register

If you are an ALSC member you will need your ALA login information to access the archived webinar; if you click on this link and receive a page error message, please ignore it and proceed to the login link in the top right corner of the page. If you are an ALSC member and you are having problems logging into the ALSC website please contact Kristen Figliulo.

If you are not an ALSC member, please use the links below to purchase the webinar archive through the ALA Store:

Individual Rate
Group Rate

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Kristen Figliulo
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026