Publish with ALCTS!

The mission of the ALCTS Publishing Program is to serve the information needs of ALCTS members and the broader library community in areas of expertise related to selecting, obtaining, preserving, and providing access to resources required by library users and establishes ALCTS as the leading voice in these functional areas.

Prior e-forums have addressed “Writing and Publishing in Librarianship,” “Beyond 2010 the Year of Cataloging Research,” and “Looking Ahead: Research Topics in Acquisitions & Collection Development.”

This e-forum focuses on ALCTS as a publisher and the various opportunities that exist to publish with ALCTS for members and nonmembers alike who wish to share their contributions and educate and inform library practitioners, educators and students, managers, and providers of services and content to libraries. ALCTS can help you get published!

Are there gaps in the library literature for which you want to see more research and publications? What topics published as books and/or articles would assist you in providing better services to users, make your library more efficient, advocate for library support, envision/plan the library of the future, etc.?

Your ideas and insights will assist ALCTS in continuing to develop the publishing program.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.


Jeanne Drewes is Chief, Binding and Collections Care Division; Program Manager, Mass Deacidification, Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress. She is Editor of the ALCTS Papers Series. She has worked in university, public and corporate libraries with twenty years of experience in preservation. Jeanne has chaired the national Preservation Week Working Group for two years. She has edited several books including ALA’s Risk and Insurance Management Manual for Libraries.

M. Dina Giambi is Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Resource Management at the University of Delaware Library. She is the Chair of the ALCTS Publications Committee. Her work experience includes positions in special and academic libraries with an emphasis on serial and book acquisitions and collection development. Dina has served ALCTS in a number of positions, including ALCTS President; Director-at-Large; Chair, Leadership Development Committee, and Chair, Acquisitions Section.

Mary Beth Weber is Head, Central Technical Services at the Rutgers University Libraries. In early 2013, she will become the Editor of Library Resources & Technical Services. She served as the Editor of the ALCTS Newsletter Online (ANO) from 2005–2011. Mary Beth has chaired the Audiovisual Committee, the Copy Cataloging Discussion Group and, most recently, the ALCTS Task Force on Advocacy.


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