How to Get Published: Selected Resources

Books & Articles

Bluh, Pamela, ed. "Special Section: So You Want to be a Writer?" Library Administration & Management. 11:1 (Winter 1997): 11-25. (UGA Libraries Main Z673 .A5153 L122)

Bluh, Pamela, ed. "Special Section: Write On!" Library Administration & Management. 12:3 (Summer 1998): 132-141. (UGA Libraries Main Z673 .A5153 L122)

Carter, Ruth C. "How to Get Research in Cataloging Published." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 19:1 (1994), 107-117. (UGA Libraries Main Z693 .A15 C35)

Crawford, Walt. First Have Something to Say: Writing for the Library Profession. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003. (UGA Libraries Main Z665 .C776 2003)

Cubberley, Carol W. "Writing for Publication," in Tenure and Promotion for Academic Librarians. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1996, 83-97. (UGA Libraries Main Z682.4 .C63 C83 1996)

Dew, Stephen H. "An Editor's Tips on Publishing in Library Literature." Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. 2:2 (2005): 3-12.

Di Vecchio, Jerry. "Transforming an Oral Presentation for Publication." Library Administration & Management. 12:3 (Summer 1998), 138-141. (UGA Libraries Main Z673 .A5153 L122)

Giesecke, Joan. "Preparing Research for Publication." Library Administration & Management. 12:3 (Summer 1998), 134-137. (UGA Libraries Main Z673 .A5153 L122)

Gordon, Rachel Singer. The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2004. (UGA Libraries Main Z669.7 .G67 2004)

Haas, Lesllie, Milton, Suzanne Miltton. "Surviving the Publishing Process: A Beginner's Guide." RQ. 36:2 (Winter 1996), 230-246. (UGA Libraries Main Z711 .R69)

Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke and Jennifer Dorner, eds. How to Get Published in LIS Journals: A Practical Guide. (Library Connect Series). San Diego: Elsevier, 2003.

Janes, Joseph. "On Research: the Early Stages: Ideas, Questions, and Getting Started." Library Hi Tech. 18:3 (2000), 289-291. (UGA Libraries Main Z671 .L52)

Johnson, Peggy. "Dollars and Sense: Librarians and Contracts for Writing Professionally: The Sanity Clause." Technicalities. 19:9 (October 1999): 1, 11-13. (UGA Libraries Main Z671 .T37)

Powell, Ronald R. and Lynn Silipigni Connaway. Basic Research Methods for Librarians. 4th ed. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. (UGA Libraries Main Z669.7 .P68 2004)

Schroeder, Carol F. and Gloria G. Roberson, eds. Guide to Publishing Opportunities for Librarians. New York: Haworth Press, 1995. (UGA Libraries Main Z665.2 .U6 S37 1995)

Shenton, Andrew K. “Publishing Research in LIS Journals.” Education for Information. 23 (2005) 141–163. (Available through GALILEO)

List based on the ALA NMRT New Writers’ Support Ad Hoc Committee Books & Articles page (April 2004)

ALA Resources

ACRL College Libraries Section – “Your Research Coach” Program
A program for academic librarians seeking assistance with research and scholarly projects that can lead to publication or presentations; matches them with an experienced "coach," who can offer advice, support and suggestions to improve the chances for success.

New Member Round Table (NMRT) – New Writers' Support Ad Hoc Committee
Committee’s mandate is to gather resources that are relevant to and useful for librarians who have an interest in professional research and publication.

 Websites, Blogs & Discussion Lists

A Library Writer’s Blog Publishing

Medical Library Association: MLA Publishing

NMRT Writer Discussion List

Professional Writing and Publishing: Resources for Librarians

Publishing in LIS: Some Useful Resources (UIUC Library & Information Science Library)

The Researching Librarian

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Revised by Hallie Pritchett (
Last revision 4/20/08