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- 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 an secondary schools.
- American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference
Physical or virtual presentations at the major conference of the American Library Association, typically held in late June. Call for presentations typically released in November. Must be a member to access Poster Sessions Requirements.
- Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting
The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics.
- 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.
- 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.
- Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) - LITA National Forum
With a focus on technology, LITA supports librarians across all types of libraries and emphasizes the exploration of new technologies. LITA National Forum is held annually.
- 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 Educational Technology Expo & Conference
The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Held annually in Hershey, PA.
- 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.
Not a conference or journal, but an online classroom. Free to use. Anyone can set up their own course here.
- Google+ Hangout
Another free online service. Presentations can be recorded to YouTube by going “Live” and has a Slideshare plugin. Good host for a quick and dirty self-made presentation or class.
- Library 2.0
Annual virtual conference sponsored by the San Jose State University LIS program. Attended by librarians from over 160 countries.
- Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) Webinars
While LLAMA does not hold a regular conference, there are opportunities to develop and present webinars on LLAMA topics related to leadership and management in libraries.
- PaLA College & Research Division Connect & Communicate Series
Present on a range of topics relevant to academic libraries to your Pennsylvania colleagues. Send your proposal or idea to firstname.lastname@example.org
Publishing and Presenting: Bibliography
- American Libraries
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.
- Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
The Bulletin of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)is a bi-monthly news magazine packed with developments and issues affecting the field. View submission information at 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 (email@example.com).
- 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
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
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 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.
- Library Quarterly
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.
- PaLA Bulletin
The member newsletter of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA), its focus is on short articles about current issues or events. Contact Ellen Wharton (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
- 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.
- Serials Librarian
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.
- 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 email@example.com. Publication information available 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 Association of School Librarians (AASL)
The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.
- 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.
- Hosting Solutions and Libraries Consulting (HSLC)
HSLC is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote information and resource sharing among libraries in Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- PaILS Spark
PaILS is the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (ILS), a non-profit corporation that oversees SPARK, a growing consortium of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania.
PaILS is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. The SPARK User Group members make recommendations and inform the Board of Directors.
A growing number of libraries large and small are PaILS members.
- PALCI - PA Academic Library Consortium Inc.
The Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.—better known as PALCI—formed in 1996 as a grassroots federation of 35 academic libraries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Today, the PALCI membership consists of nearly 70 academic and research libraries, private and public, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York. Member institutions range from small liberal arts colleges to publicly funded universities to ARL institutions to the State Library of Pennsylvania. Libraries in PALCI have holdings in excess of 144 million and a combined FTE of more than 500,000 students.
- 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.