AUTOCAT is a semi-moderated international electronic discussion list devoted to cataloging and authority control. It provides a good instruction to current trends and problems related to this area of librarianship. To subscribe, use the link or send an email to listserv AT listerv.syr.edu with no subject. In the body, type "SUB AUTOCAT" (without quotes) followed by your first and last name.
ILI-L - Information Literacy Listserv
ILI-L is a moderated discussion list hosted on the American Library Association server, sponsored by the Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. With ILI-L, the Instruction Section hopes to sustain the thriving exchange on instruction and information literacy. Join using the link to an online form.
PA Trustee Talk
If you would like to join this email group, just for Pennsylvania trustees, please follow these instructions to subscribe to the PA Trustee Talk e-mail list:
The e-mail message should be sent to: email@example.com
Enter a subject line of: join
Do not enter anything else in the subject line and do not enter anything in the body (message area) of the e-mail.
Send the e-mail
You will then receive a confirmation request e-mail from the list manager.(This step ensures that an e-mail is valid and that you intended to subscribe to the list.)
Follow the instructions in the confirmation request and you will be added to the list.
Occasionally, you will also receive an email from Office of Commonwealth Libraries about items of particular interest to trustees. Emails from our office will be from For-Trustees-from-State-Lib@hslc.org
A Commonwealth Libraries Listserv, this is for anyone in PA libraries with interest in discussions related to public relations issues. Join using the link.
Email discussion list open to anyone interested in the use of technology in Pennsylvania libraries.
To join, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following: Your name; Position title; Name of your library; The list name of PA-LIBTECH
A Commonwealth Libraries Listserv, this is for anyone with an interest in Pennsylvania Libraries, including library staff, trustees, Friends. Join using the link, or send an email to "PAMAILALL-join AT hslc.org" with the subject "SUBSCRIBE TO PAMAILALL listserv". Enter your full name in the body of the email.
A Commonwealth Libraries Listserv, this is for discussions by Pennsylvania public library directors. Join using the link.
A Commonwealth Libraries Listserv, this is for anyone with interest in discussions related to public libraries in PA. Join using the link.
A Commonwealth Libraries Listserv, this is for anyone in PA libraries with interest in discussions related youth services. Join using the link.
Pennsylvania E-rate Listserve
In order to provide Pennsylvania’s schools and libraries with updated information concerning program changes, pitfalls, filing reminders, funding announcements, and trainings, the Pennsylvania maintains an active one-way listserve. Typically, 4-8 messages are sent per month, depending on program activity. To subscribe, e-mail Julie Tritt Schell at email@example.com with your name, organization and e-mail address (e-mail addresses are never shared).
A WebJunction hosted electronic discussion list for public librarians and those interested in public libraries. To subscribe, send an email to: listserv AT webjunction.org. Enter no subject in your email. In the body of the message put only ‘Subscribe PubLib’ (no quotes). You will receive a confirmation email in return to begin your subscription.
PUBYAC is an Internet discussion list concerned with the practical aspects of Children and Young Adult Services in Public Libraries, focusing on programming ideas, outreach and literacy programs for children and caregivers, censorship and policy issues, collection development, administrative considerations, puppetry, job openings, professional development and other pertinent services and issues. Learn more and subscribe with the link above or at https://mail.lis.illinois.edu/mailman/listinfo/pubyac
Web4Lib is an unmoderated electronic discussion for the discussion of issues relating to the creation, management, and support of library-based World-Wide Web servers, services, and applications. It is hosted by Roy Tennant and the University of Notre Dame, and advised by the Web4Lib Advisory Board. Visit the link to subscribe. Be sure to read the Posting Policy and Guidelines for Appropriate List Behavior.
Web4Lib is an unmoderated electronic discussion for the discussion of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and its use in, by, and for libraries and library users. It is hosted by Roy Tennant and the University of Notre Dame. Visit the link to subscribe. Be sure to read the Posting Policy and Guidelines for Appropriate List Behavior.
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference
A division of ALA, this conference is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians in elementary and secondary schools. To present at the 2014 Annual Conference, enter your concurrent session proposals by 11:59pm CDT on Monday, August 26, 2013.
Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference
The Association for Rural & Small Libraries believes in the value of rural and small libraries and strives to create resources and services that address national, state, and local priorities for libraries situated in rural communities. This conference serves the needs of those in rural communities and small libraries who deliver those resources and services.
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference
Biannual conference of the association featuring many big names in the field. Program presentation is competitive, but there are other opportunities for new presenters, such as poster sessions and the Cyber Zed Shed. Typically held in mid-April.
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Research Forum
Practitioners, new researchers, and experienced researchers are all encouraged to present. Both members and non-members of ACRL are welcome to submit. Those selected will be expected to present their papers in person at the forum at ALA Annual and to register for the conference.
Computers in Libraries
Computers in Libraries bills themselves “the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library and information delivery technology.” Annually held in Washington, DC in April.
The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. The conference is presented by the iSchools organization, a growing worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century.
Internet Librarian has grown to become the top destination for librarians and info pros focused on technology and its applications in today's libraries. Annually held in Monterrey, CA in October.
LOEX Annual Conference
LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) is an energizing conference for instruction and information literacy librarians. Both breakout sessions and brief lightning talks may be proposed.
Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference
Annual conference of the Pennsylvania Library Association, typically held in October. Great networking opportunities and something for everyone, offering general interest programs as well as special interest programs sponsored by each Division and Roundtable.
Public Library Association Conference
PLA Conferences have a reputation for being packed with quality education, bustling exhibits, and exciting special events dedicated to the world of public libraries. This conference is held every other year in March or early April and focuses on public libraries.
From Practice to Publication
From Practice to Publication: A Path for Academic Library Professionals by Trudi Bellardo Hahn and Paul T. Jaeger. College and Research Libraries News. May 2013. 238-242 p.
The magazine of the American Library Association is distributed to all members and features articles on professional concerns and developments. The magazine values diverse viewpoints and critical interpretation of professional issues. They seek informal, but informative articles. View the Submission Requirements on this site.
Published by the American Library Association, Booklist magazine delivers over 8,000 recommended-only reviews of books, audiobooks, reference sources, video, and DVD titles each year. Information about becoming a reviewer can be found on this site.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is respected as an international forum for discussion in all aspects of bibliographic organization. It presents a balance between theoretical and applied articles in the field of cataloging and classification, and considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, and use and usability of both bibliographic records and catalogs. This includes the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic records in modern society. Submission information can be found on this site.
Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children
Children and Libraries (CAL) is the official publication of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). CAL is the vehicle for continuing education of librarians working with children, which showcases current research and practice relating to library service to children and spotlights significant activities and programs of the division. Submission information can be found on this site.
College & Research Libraries
College & Research Libraries (C&RL) covers a broad range of subjects with a focus on issues of interest to academic librarians and is considered one of the preeminent journals in the field. C&RL is the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Submission information can be found on this site.
College & Research Libraries News
C&RL News is the official magazine of the Association of College & Research Libraries. The magazine publishes brief articles on the latest trends and practices affecting academic and research libraries. Submission information can be found at this site.
College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) Notes
ACRL’s College Library Section publishes CLIPP Notes, a publication series providing college and small university libraries analysis and examples of important library practices and procedures. It is a reconceptualization of the CLIP Notes series, which was published between 1980 and 2011. Submission information can be found.
Communication in Information Literacy
An open-access, independent, peer-reviewed journal on information literacy in institutions of higher education committed to the principles of information literacy, as established by the Association of College & Research Libraries.
The Compendium is a weekly e-newsletter published by the State Library. It includes information on State Library projects, grants and continuing education opportunities, news about Pennsylvania libraries and related resources of interest to the general library community. Information regarding grants, continuing education and interesting resources are welcomed as well as articles about State Library projects, and links to news articles. Photos (jpg; noting permission for use) are encouraged. Anyone may send submissions to Diana Megdad (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Computers in Libraries
A monthly magazine that provides complete coverage of the news and issues in the rapidly evolving field of library information technology. Focusing on the practical application of technology in community, school, academic, and special libraries, CIL includes discussions of the impact of emerging computer technologies on library systems and services, and on the library community itself. Submission information can be found on this site.
D-Lib Magazine presents cutting edge information on organization and digitization. It is an electronic publication with a focus on digital library research and development, including new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues. D-Lib Magazine appeals to a broad technical and professional audience. The primary goal of the magazine is timely and efficient information exchange for the digital library community to help digital libraries be a broad interdisciplinary field, and not a set of specialties that know little of each other. Submission information is available on this site.
DttP: Documents to the People
DttP is the official publication of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association (ALA). DttP features articles on local, state, national, and international government information, government activities, and documents the professional activities of GODORT. Submission information can be found at this site.
First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. Submission information is available at this site.
Horn Book Magazine
This journal features commentary, articles, book reviews of selected new titles, and other information related to children’s and young adult literature. Horn Book accepts submission of articles of a critical nature on some aspect of children’s literature and advises submitters to have a solid familiarity with The Horn Book Magazine before submitting manuscripts. Submission information available at this site.
Information Outlook: The Magazine of the Special Libraries Association
Information Outlook provides information professionals with analyses of, and insights into, the trends, issues and people affecting special libraries. Although written primarily by SLA members, articles in Information Outlook also are contributed by futurists, attorneys, academicians, technology professionals, human resources specialists, communications experts--anyone with knowledge or ideas about how information professionals can better serve their clients. Submission information available at this site.
Information Technology and Libraries
This publication is is the peer-reviewed quarterly journal of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of American Library Association (ALA). This online open-access publication includes material related to all aspects of information technology in all types of libraries. Submission information is available at this site.
Journal of Academic Librarianship
Journal of Academic Librarianship (JAL) publishes articles that focus on problems and issues germane to college and university libraries. JAL provides a forum for authors to present research findings and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance; analyze policies, practices, issues, and trends; speculate about the future of academic librarianship; present analytical bibliographic essays and philosophical treatises. Submission information available at this site.
Journal of Creative Library Practice
The new open access Journal of Creative Library Practice is a place for librarians and information professionals of all kinds to share what you’ve learned and encourage creative action in matters great and small. The journal itself is a designed to explore and test new ways of making practical knowledge public, discovering which publishing traditions seem worth preserving and what innovations are worth adopting. They will publish research reports, empirical studies, opinion pieces, book and technology reviews, and more, using both traditional and emerging means of peer review. Submission information can be found at this site.
Journal of Information Science
The Journal of Information Science (JIS) is a peer-reviewed international journal covering topics of interest to all those researching and working in information science and knowledge management. Submission information can be found at this site.
Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults
A publication of the ALA Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the journal aims to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services. The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults promotes and publishes high quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults. The journal also includes literary and cultural analysis of classic and contemporary writing for young adults. Submission information available at this site.
Journal of Web Librarianship
The Journal of Web Librarianship focuses on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web and mobile devices, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals. Submission information can be found at this site.
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Books
LITA publishes two types of books that appeal to broad audiences. LITA Guides are brief works on practical topics. LITA Monographs are full-length books which cover a topic in great depth. Submission information available at this site.
Library Hi Tech
Library Hi Tech focuses upon computing and technology for the library community. It is international in scope and defines technology in the broadest possible terms to include the full range of tools employed by librarians and their customers. The majority of journal issues are themed, thus allowing for extensive in-depth coverage and analysis of key areas. Submission information can be found at this site.
Library Leadership & Management
This is the online quarterly journal of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of American Library Association (ALA). This peer-reviewed publication focuses on assisting library administrators and managers at all levels as they deal with day-to-day challenges. Submission information available at this site.
The Library Quarterly (LQ) is an international journal dedicated to scholarship about libraries as organizations that connect their communities to information. The journal publishes research that explores the changing roles of libraries as they pertain to the growing influence of information in policymaking, equity, access, inclusion, human rights, and other societal issues. Submission information can be found at this site.
Library Resources & Technical Services
Library Resources & Technical Services ( LRTS) is a peer-reviewed journal that takes a critical approach to the questions and challenges facing librarians and libraries with regard to: collections; scholarly communication; preservation (including digitization); acquisitions (including licensing and economic aspects of acquisitions); continuing resources; and cataloging (including descriptive metadata, authority control, subject analysis, and classification). LRTS publishes both research papers and thoughtful explorations of operational issues that have value and implications for other libraries. In addition, LRTS publishes editorials, book reviews, letters to the editor, and the annual report of the president of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Submission information available at this site.
The member newsletter of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA), its focus is on short articles about current issues or events. Contact Ellen Wharton (email@example.com) at PaLA Headquarters to find out how to reach the current editor with article ideas. Additional PaLA contact information is available at this site.
Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP)
This open access, peer-reviewed journal from PaLA's College & Research Division (CRD) aims to expose readers to the unique and valuable research and initiatives of Pennsylvania’s librarians and libraries. The journal provides librarians, support staff, and graduate students with an additional outlet for disseminating information about the many innovative initiatives in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries. Submission information available at this site.
portal: Libraries and the Academy
A journal that presents research findings and provides regular coverage of issues in technology, publishing, and periodicals, portal is written by librarians for librarians. Peer-reviewed articles address subjects such as library administration, information technology, and information policy. The journal examines the role of libraries in meeting institutional missions, explores how technology affects librarianship and scholarship, and conveys this research to academic librarians in a timely manner. Submission information can be found at this site.
Public Libraries Online
A publication of the Public Libraries Division of the American Library Association, Public Libraries Online is evolving. They are currently looking for authors to join a dynamic, high-profile team to write book reviews, conduct interviews, or contribute regular blog posts. Submission information available on this site.
Reference & User Services Quarterly
Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) is the official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. Its purpose is to disseminate information of interest to reference librarians, information specialists, and other professionals involved in user-oriented library services. Submission information can be found at this site.
Reference Services Review
Reference Services Review (RSR) is a refereed journal covering all aspects of reference and library user services, including reference, instruction, and user service design, delivery, management and assessment. RSR prepares its readers to understand key trends and to respond to critical challenges affecting reference functions, instructional services and the information needs of library users. RSR contributors draw on current research and practice; their own considerable expertise, experience and perspectives; and the expertise of their home communities to identify issues, practices and technologies that are relevant to service design, delivery, management and assessment. Submission information available at this site.
School Library Journal
School Library Journal is the leading print magazine serving librarians who work with young people in schools and public libraries. This resource give librarians up-to-date information needed to integrate libraries into the school curriculum, become leaders in the areas of technology, reading, and information literacy, and create high-quality collections for children and young adults.
The Serials Librarian is an international journal covering all aspects of the management of serials and other continuing resources in any format—print, electronic, etc.—ranging from their publication, to their abstracting and indexing by commercial services, and their collection and processing by libraries. The journal provides a forum for discussion and innovation for all those involved in the serials information chain, but especially for librarians and other library staff, be they in a single (continuing resources) department or in collection development, acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, or information technology departments. It strives to present a wide variety of viewpoints applicable to all sections of the library and to all types of libraries. The journal accepts articles that are either theoretical or practical in nature. Submission information available at this site.
Serials Review, issued quarterly, is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for the international serials community. Articles focus on serials in the broadest sense of the term and cover all aspects of serials information; regular columns feature interviews, exchanges on controversial topics, book reviews, and conference reports. The journal encompasses practical, theoretical, and visionary ideas for librarians, publishers, vendors, and anyone interested in the changing nature of serials. Serials Review covers all aspects of serials management: format considerations, publishing models, statistical studies, collection analysis, collaborative efforts, reference and access issues, cataloging and acquisitions, people who have shaped the serials community, and topical bibliographic studies. Submission information can be found at this site.
Smart Libraries Newsletter
A publication of ALA TechSource, which is a unit of the publishing department of the American Library Association. For story ideas and product announcement information, contact Dan Freeman, manager of online learning, at (312) 280-5413 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Publication information available at this site.
A bimonthly journal dedicated to identifying and responding to the exciting challenges encountered by school library professionals. Submission information can be found at this site.
Webjunction is an online resource designed as a learning community for librarians, covering a broad spectrum of subjects. Details about document submission can be found at this site.
American Library Association (ALA)
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.
Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
Since 1937, the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the association for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has been a division of the American Library Association since 1957. Its mission is to shape and respond nimbly to all matters related to the selection, identification, acquisition, organization, management, retrieval, and preservation of recorded knowledge through education, publication, and collaboration.
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. From creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections—ALSC members are innovators in the field of children's library service.
Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL)
The Association for Rural & Small Libraries, Inc. is a network of persons throughout the country dedicated to the positive growth and development of libraries. ARSL believes in the value of rural and small libraries and strives to create resources and services that address national, state, and local priorities for libraries situated in rural communities.
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.
Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (HSLC)
HSLC is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote information and resource sharing among libraries in Pennsylvania. HSLC hosts a variety of services for Commonwealth Libraries such as AccessPA (soon to be renamed the PA Electronic Library Catalog), Ask Here PA, POWER Library and SPARK (and open-source integrated library system.)
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
The Library and Information Technology Association is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership. The membership includes new professionals, systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and anyone else interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. Programs are offered for everyone from absolute beginners to hi-tech professionals.
Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association, can help you acquire the skills and knowledge that will enable you to become a leader in your profession. In tune with ever-changing technological, political, economic, and cultural conditions, LLAMA equips library professionals with a variety of dynamic tools for building strong libraries and successful careers. Our resources are tailored to professionals of diverse cultural backgrounds and all levels of library staff in all types of libraries.
Public Library Association (PLA)
The Public Library Association (PLA), with more than 9,000 members, is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1944, PLA is a member-driven organization that exists to provide a diverse program of communication, publication, advocacy, continuing education, and programming for its members and others interested in the advancement of public library service.
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
The Reference and User Services Association is responsible for stimulating and supporting excellence in the delivery of general library services and materials, and the provision of reference and information services, collection development, readers’ advisory, and resource sharing for all ages, in every type of library.
Special Libraries Association (SLA)
SLA is a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of New York and organized for the purpose of “provid[ing] an association of individuals and organizations having a professional interest in the strategic use of information.” It is governed by bylaws and led by a board of directors elected by the membership.
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.