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.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required. Please review ALA’s personal data notification (PDN) before proceeding.

  • Your Information

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

  • Publication Information

  • 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.