About ALA Editions

ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats.

Purchases of ALA Editions products fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

Contact Us

ALA Editions
American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2729
Phone:  1- 800-545-2433
Fax: 312-280-5275

Staff

Use the domain name [at] ala.org to email staff or to phone, the 800# with the extension (or 312-280-extension if calling locally). General inquiries may be addressed to editionsmarketing[at]ala[dot]org.

Editorial

Patrick Hogan, Senior Editor, library technology; metadata and cataloging; technical services
phoganext. 3240

Jamie Santoro, Acquisitions Editor, professional development and librarianship
 jsantoro | ext. 5107

Rachel Chance, Acquisitions Editor, textbooks; trade reference and literacy for the general public
rchance | ext. 1548

Online Learning

Daniel Freeman, Online Learning Manager
dfreemanext. 5413

Marketing

Jill Davis, Marketing Director
jdavis | ext. 5418

Rob Christopher, Marketing Coordinator
rchristopher | ext. 5052

Write for ALA Editions

If you have ideas about improving library services and a desire to share your expertise, you might just have a book in you. ALA Editions' editorial and publishing support will bring out your best. Get started here.

Library & Information School  Desk Copy Requests

Complimentary desk copies are available for instructors who adopt an ALA Editions title for course use. Please email your request to editionsmarketing [at] ala.org and include the following information:

  • course title
  • start date
  • expected enrollment
  • number of desk copies requested
  • instructor's name and institutional mailing address (desk copies cannot be sent to residences or PO Boxes).
  • daytime phone number or e-mail address (in case we need to contact you about your request)

Book Review  Request

Complimentary review copies are available for journals, newsletters, or other media. All review copy requests are subject to consideration and ALA Editions requests two tear sheets of any published review. Please email your request to editionsmarketing [at] ala.org and include the following information.

  • name of the journal, newsletter, or other media
  • title and author of the book
  • reviewer’s name and workplace mailing address (review copies cannot be sent to residences or PO Boxes).
  • please include a daytime phone number or e-mail address with your request in case we need to contact you about your review request.

Rights and Permissions

Below is contact information to request permission to use ALA content in a publication or  to request translation rights.

Mary Jo Bolduc
Rights and Permissions
American Library Association
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2729

mbolduc [at] ala.org
Telephone: 312 280-5416
Fax: 312 280-5275

Please use the following forms, which collects the necessary  information for evaluating your request.

Rights and Permission Request Form
Translation Request Form

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