About ALA TechSource

ALA TechSource, an imprint unit of the American Library Association, publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter (formerly Library Systems Newsletter).

Customer Service and Subscriptions

Please direct customer inquiries to subscriptions@ala.org. For technical support regarding access to the digital platform, contact journals@ala.org.

You can subscribe via any of the methods below:

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Subscriptions are also available for purchase through EBSCO. 

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To contact ALA TechSource staff directly:

E-mail us at ALATechSource@ala.org

Editorial Inquiries

ALA TechSource seeks writers for Library Technology Reports. Our goal is to help library administration and staff make good decisions in technology projects and purchases. Reports may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. The length is 15,000-18,000 words, and we pay a flat fee to writers. If interested, send a query to the editor Patrick Hogan.

For Smart Libraries Newsletter questions, story ideas, and product announcement information, contact Marshall Breeding.

Smart Libraries Newsletter Q&A

In each issue, Marshall Breeding, the editor and primary contributor of Smart Libraries Newsletter, addresses a question posed by a reader. Want your question answered in an upcoming issue? Submit your question and you may just see the answer in the next issue!