For immediate release | June 24, 2013

New from ACRL: Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians,” written by Christopher V. Hollister of the University at Buffalo.

The “Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians” is the most complete reference source available for librarians who need or desire to publish in the professional literature. The handbook addresses issues and requirements of scholarly writing and publishing in a start-to-finish manner. Standard formats of scholarly writing are addressed: research papers, articles and books. Sections and chapters include topics such as developing scholarly writing projects in library science, the improvement of academic writing, understanding and managing the peer review process, including submission, revision and how to handle rejection and acceptance, assessing appropriateness of publishing outlet and copyright.

This primary reference tool for the library and information science (LIS) community supports those who either desire or are required to publish in the professional literature. LIS students at the masters and doctoral levels can also benefit from this comprehensive volume.

“Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians” is available for purchase in print, as an e-book and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


Kathryn Deiss

Content Strategist