Call for proposals

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Technical Services in the 21st century Library
Publication due 2020

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College

Volume Editor: Christine Dulaney, American University


While librarianship in general has had constant revolutionary change, technical services has nearly been completely reimagined in the 21st century.  ALAO seeks submissions for the “Technical Services in the 21st Century Library” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to examine the changing role of technical services from the library management perspective.


Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2020. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series

ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

How to submit

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2020 volume on Technical Services in the 21st Century Library   If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at by April 15.

Submission deadlines


Submission deadline for proposals:  April 15, 2019

Notification of acceptance sent by:  May 31, 2019

Submission deadline for full chapters:  October 31, 2019

Comments returned to authors:  January 31, 2020

Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  March 31, 2020


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