Guidelines for Authors

Required

Author Guide

The Author Guide PDF will help you prepare your manuscript and ensure a smooth publication process.  Interested in writing for Library Technology Reports? Use the LTR Author Guide.

Author Questionnaire

Fillable PDF form | Please download this form and complete it in Adobe Reader.

The Author Questionnaire provides us with all necessary contact information and will help us in marketing your book. Submit this with your final manuscript. Please contact your editor with any questions. 

Please review ALA's personal data notification (PDN) before submitting an author questionnaire. 

Required as Applicable

Please submit applicable forms and worksheets to your editor with your manuscript.


Figure List and Permissions Log

.XLSX file: MS Excel 2010 (recommended)  |  .XLS file: MS Word 97-2003

Use this spreadsheet to track all illustrations and log all copyrighted material in your book including necessary credit lines.


Permission Agreement Form

.DOCX file: MS Word 2010 (recommended)  |  .DOC file: MS Word 97-2003

Send this agreement when quoting from or reproducing copyrighted materials.


Image Release Agreement

.DOCX file: MS Word 2010 (recommended)  |  .DOC file: MS Word 97-2003

Send this agreement when requesting permission to use photos or art.


Interview Release Agreement

.DOCX file: MS Word 2010 (recommended)  |  .DOC file: MS Word 97-2003

Send this agreement to any interviewees.


Contributor’s Agreement

.DOCX file: MS Word 2010 (recommended)  |  .DOC file: MS Word 97-2003

Send this agreement to any other contributors to your book.


Webinar Proposal Form

.DOCX file: MS Word 2010 (recommended)  |  .DOC file: MS Word 97-2003

Use this form if you are interested in participating in an online event, which would involve an audio presentation with a visual component.

Personal Data Notification

The ALA (American Library Association and its units) and the ALA-APA (Allied Professional Association) (collectively "ALA") use the personal data you provide to the ALA to process membership, inform you of products, services, conferences, education opportunities, events, and for other purposes which are within the Association's mission. To accomplish these actions, ALA contracts with third-parties who gather and process personal data to complete interactions such as online purchases, conference registration, and fulfillment. The personal data as provided is processed and stored as a legitimate interest to the ALA in order to fulfill your requests for information and services from ALA. For more information, review ALA's PRIVACY POLICY.


Custom Marketing Materials

Customized marketing materials, including informational bookmarks, business cards, and promotional coupons, are available to you free of charge to help spread the word at events and speaking engagements.