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Publication Proposal Form

The Library And Information Technology Association publishes the popular LITA Guide Series, full-length works on practical, technical topics. We encourage you to fill out the proposal form if you are interested in authoring a publication or have suggestions for publications.

Our Publications Committee is always interested in finding and encouraging new authors. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities, as well as new voices.

By default, ALA owns the copyright on LITA Guides, but authors can request to retain copyright themselves.

View a list of recently published Guides to see examples of topics of interest.

Questions or comments can be sent to Marta Deyrup, LITA Acquisitions Editor.

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  • Emphasize your education and experience that’s relevant to this book topic.

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  • For instance the title could be "Creative uses for metadata in libraries" or you could describe it as being about creative uses for metadata in libraries. Begin with a title that captures the tone and spirit of your book.
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  • Imagine that your book is in our next catalog. What would the ideal catalog copy be? Emphasize special features or sections using bullet points where appropriate. Identify titles on the same topic published in the last 5-7 years. These will be your book’s competition. Include a sentence or two that would make us want to publish your book even though those are out there.
  • This can be a draft, preliminary ToC, but it will help us understand the content you plan to include.

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LITA Representative Report Form

All representatives should submit a report summarizing meetings and activities since the last reporting period. These reports are due in February, May, September, and December.

If you are experiencing any sensitive issues or challenges, please send an email to Jenny Levine, LITA Executive Director, at jlevine@ala.org.

Once submitted, your report will be sent to the LITA Presidents, Executive Director, and you. It will also become a public post on this site.

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Submit a Nomination for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Emerald Group Publishing sponsor the Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. The winner receives a citation and a $1,000 stipend.

Nominations for the award may be made by any member of the American Library Association. The LITA/Library Hi Tech Award Committee will select the winner, and an announcement will be made next spring. Visit the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award page for more details.

All nominations must be submitted before January 1.

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Submit a Nomination for the Frederick G. Kilgour Award

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LITA and OCLC welcome submissions for the Frederick G. Kilgour Award to bring attention to research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work which shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed. The intent is to recognize a body of work probably spanning years, if not the majority of a career.

Please visit the Kilgour Award page for award and submission details.

All nominations must be submitted no later than December 31.

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