The Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series is comprised of high quality, research-oriented publications on the continuing developments and trends affecting the public, school, and academic fields, as well as specialized libraries and librarians globally. These discussions on professional and organizational considerations in library and information resource development and management assist in showcasing the latest methodologies and tools in the field.
The ALIS Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies.
Titles in Series
Joseph M. Yap (De La Salle University, Philippines), Martin Julius V. Perez (Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines), Maria Cecilia I. Ayson (Filipinas Heritage Library, Philippines), Gladys Joy E. Entico (EastWest Bank, Philippines)
Copyright © 2016. 373 pages.
The digital age has transformed the structure and management of libraries around the world. With an increased focus on technology and its use in library management,...
Emy Nelson Decker (Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, USA), Jennifer A. Townes (Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 676 pages.
Special interest in topics relating to library management over the last decade has led to the close examination of crisis management practice among library professio...
Sheila Bonnand (Montana State University, USA), Mary Anne Hansen (Montana State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 376 pages.
The library has always been an essential part of the collegiate experience, providing students with access to knowledge and literature. However, as virtual services...
Jia Tina Du (University of South Australia, Australia), Qinghua Zhu (Nanjing University, China), Andy Koronios (University of South Australia, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 372 pages.
Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions...
Valeda F. Dent (Long Island University, USA), Geoff Goodman (Long Island University, USA), Michael Kevane (Santa Clara University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 277 pages.
Around the word, in developed as well as developing countries, libraries play an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. The availability of information re...
Nihar K. Patra (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management, India), Bharat Kumar (Management Development Institute, India), Ashis K. Pani (XLRI, Jamshedpur, India)
Copyright © 2014. 280 pages.
As physical collections go digital, the organizational procedures, budgets, and usage patterns of libraries must evolve to meet this change by identifying the variou...
Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere (Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, India)
Copyright © 2014. 385 pages.
The emergence of open access, web technology, and e-publishing has slowly transformed modern libraries into digital libraries. With this variety of technologies util...
Mohammed Nasser AI-Suqri (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman), Linda L. Lillard (Clarion University, USA), Naifa Eid AI-Saleem (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Copyright © 2014. 286 pages.
While high quality library and information services continue to thrive and strengthen economic and social development, much of the knowledge that exists on user’s ne...
Kathryn Kennedy (International Association for K-12 Online Learning, USA), Lucy Santos Green (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 282 pages.
Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignme...
Susmita Chakraborty (University of Calcutta, India), Anup Kumar Das (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Copyright © 2014. 406 pages.
With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental...
Edward Iglesias (Central Connecticut State University, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 260 pages.
In recent years, automation has played a vital role in library systems that handle tasks of acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation. The automation of thes...
Laurie Selwyn (Law Librarian [Ret.], USA), Virginia Eldridge (Grayson County, Texas Law Library, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 343 pages.
While there are common misconceptions regarding the definition of a public law library, it can be defined as a government mandated library which provides the public...
- Academic Libraries in the Digital Age
- Alternatives to Dewey Decimal System
- Archive Management
- Blogging in Libraries
- Building and Space Planning
- Cases on Library Management
- Cataloging and Classification
- Children and Youth Services
- Collaborative Learning and Libraries
- Collection Development
- Community Outreach
- Continuing Education for Library Professionals
- Copyright/Fair Use
- Corporate Libraries
- Digital Libraries
- Digital Library Economics
- Digital Literacy
- Digital Rights Management (DRM)
- Digitization Centers
- Discoverability of E-Content in Libraries
- Discovery Tools
- Distance Learning and Librarianship
- Diversity in Libraries
- E-Books in Libraries
- Effective Weeding Practices
- Electronic Resources
- Embedded Librarianship
- Ethical Practices in Libraries
- Ethics of Information
- Evidence-Based Librarianship
- Free Online Resources
- Fundraising In Libraries
- Future of Computing in Libraries
- Gaming in Libraries
- Green Libraries
- Human resources management
- Human Side of Information Services
- Image Management
- Information Literacy
- Institutional Repositories
- Intellectual Freedom
- Interlibrary Loans
- International Library Statistics
- Joint-Use Libraries
- Journal Collections
- K-12 Librarianship
- Knowledge Management Learning (Course) Management Software
- Librarian Education
- Librarianship and Human Rights
- Libraries as Community Centers
- Library 2.0 Tools
- Library Budget Allocation
- Library Budgets in Times of Recession
- Library Buildings and Design
- Library Performance and Service
- Licensing Issues
- Managing Libraries
- Marketing Library Products and Services
- Mobile Library Services
- Open Access
- Outreach, Promotion, and Advocacy
- Outsourcing of Library Services
- Paraprofessionals in Libraries
- Partnerships in Library Communities
- Patents/Trademark Services
- Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA)
- Professional Development
- Professional Identity of Librarians
- Public Library Funding
- Public Library Policy
- Reader’s Advisory
- Recruitment of Library Professionals
- Remote Access Technologies
- Research Habits of Students and Faculty
- Resource Sharing in Libraries
- Return on Investment (ROI) in Libraries
- RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
- Safety And Security in Libraries
- Scholarly Communications for Libraries
- Semantic Web and Libraries
- Service Learning in Libraries
- Social networking technologies
- Staffing and Salaries in the Library Field
- State Library Agencies
- Storage Facilities
- Subject Specialists in Libraries
- Succession Planning in Libraries
- Technologies Affecting Library Services
- University Libraries in Developing Countries
- User Experience (UX)
- User Surveys and Focus Groups
- User-Centered Technologies
- Virtual Reference Services
- Visual Literacy
- Web-Based Bibliographic Instruction
Editorial Advisory Board
Nancy Mactague, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian Aurora University, USA
Nancy J. Mactague currently provides reference, instruction, and outreach services at Aurora University in Illinois and also been a university library director and art librarian. She has a special interest in the provision of academic student support services in higher education, about which she has spoken and been published in the United States and Europe. She holds Doctor of Education and Master's degrees in Art History and Library Science.
Paul Glassman, Felician College, USA
Paul Glassman is Associate Professor and Director of the Library at Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, and teaches art librarianship and library design in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers. He co-edited the Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, published in London by Facet, and is a frequent reviewer and contributor to Library Journal.
Brian Coutts, Western Kentucky University, USA
Brian Coutts is head of the Department of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. He's co-author of three reference books and a contributor to several others. He has also selected the "Best Reference Sources of the Year" for Library Journal for more than two decades, chairs the Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board, and serves on the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American History from Louisiana State University.
Kathryn Bartelt, University of Evansville, USA
Kathy Bartelt, MSLS from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, currently holds the position of Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Evansville Libraries. Prior to this recent appointment, she served as the Collection Management Librarian at Evansville overseeing circulation and interlibrary loan activities. She is active in the Indiana Library Federation, serving on the boards of the Indiana Academic Library Association and the ILL/Circulation Division.
Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries, USA
Sue Polanka is the moderator of “No Shelf Required,” a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. She has been a reference and instruction librarian for 20 years at public, state, and academic libraries in Ohio and Texas and is currently the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. She has served on Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board for 10 years, acting as Chair from 2007-2010, and she also writes a column for RBB, Off The Shelf, discussing electronic reference issues.
Eloise Hitchcock, Cumberland University, USA
Eloise Hitchcock is an Associate Professor and Director of the Doris & Harry Vise Library at Cumberland University. Before coming to Cumberland, she was the Associate Library Director at Western Carolina University. She has also previously held positions at Tennessee Technological University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of the South and Berea College. Eloise holds a B.S. degree in history from Technological University and an M.S.L.S. from the University of Tennessee.
Robert T. Ivey, University of Memphis Libraries, USA
Robert T. Ivey is Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Memphis, where he creates original or complex adaptive cataloging records for monographs and audio-visual formats and is an LC Classification specialist. He is also the author of Perceptions of the Future of Cataloging: Is the Sky Really Falling? (Routledge, 2009). He holds a Master’s in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Romance Philology from University of North Carolina
Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal, USA
Margaret Heilbrun is associate editor, Library Journal Book Review, where she oversees selecting, assigning, and editing books for review in categories across the humanities and social sciences, as well as professional library literature. She holds an MLS from Columbia University as well as a subject Masters in American Civilization. Prior to coming to Library Journal, she held positions at the New-York Historical Society, including manuscripts cataloger, curator of manuscripts, and library director. She is editor of Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert (Columbia University Press, 2000).
Ari Sigal, Catawba Valley Community College, USA and Appalachian State University, USA
Ari Sigal received his MLS in 1985 and has since done reference and administrative work in public, academic, and special libraries. Since 2004, he has worked for Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC as Library Director (to 2009) and currently as Director of the Accessing Scholarly Knowledge Program, an innovative service providing research to students, faculty, and staff as well as the community. From 2003-2006, he reviewed nonfiction books for Library Journal. Since 2007, Ari has been an adjunct instructor for the Program in Library Science at Appalachian State University.
Vicki Bloom Indiana University South Bend, USA
Vicki Bloom is the Dean of Library Services at Indiana University South Bend. Prior to her appointment in 2010, she headed Reference Services at the University of California Riverside’s Rivera Library. Over the course of her 30 year career, she has worked in academic, special and medical libraries. Currently a member of ARCL and LAMA, Vicki was active for many years in the CODES and MARS sections of ALA’s RUSA division chairing/participating on the Reference Sources Committee, Dartmouth Medal Committee, Best Free Reference Web, and the Louis B. Shores Medal, and others. She received her M.S. in Library Science from Wayne State University in Detroit.