Publications & Resources


Why Publish with ALCTS

ALCTS publications deliver critical information to 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 they establish ALCTS as the leading voice in these functional areas.


LRTSLibrary Resources & Technical Services

ALCTS's official peer-reviewed scholarly journal takes a critical approach to questions and challenges facing technical services professionals. Professional books are also reviewed. 


Stay current with ALCTS activities with summaries plus brief articles and think pieces focusing on problem solving and other topics of interest.

Sudden Selector's GuideSudden Selector's Guides

Series that familiarizes library professionals with new subject areas by covering the tools, resources, people, and organizations needed to keep collections relevant.

ALCTS MonographsALCTS Monographs

In-depth coverage of current topics in library technical services.

Two series that introduce library staff to the procedures, operations, and potential difficulties staff will encounter on-the-job with practical information and advice. 


An annual article containing the prices of U.S. and foreign published materials compiled by the members of the Library Materials Price Index Editorial Board.

For ALCTS Authors

Discuss publication ideas with the editors of ALCTS publications by e-mailing