The Arrowhead Library System subscribes to a number of periodicals that
may be of interest to library staff. We routinely route new issues to
staff at ALS and in member libraries who have expressed an interest.
Generally, we maintain back issues for one year. As always, if you’re at
ALS for a meeting or other event, please feel to browse the periodicals
housed in our Professional Collection. The titles that ALS receives,
along with a brief description, are listed below:
A weekly source covering library innovations and management trends, with a focus on breaking news and current issues.
Library Journal (LJ)
A trade publication for librarians. Founded in 1876 by Melvil Dewey, it reports news about the library world, emphasizing public libraries, and offers feature articles about aspects of professional practice. Each issue offers prepublication reviews of several hundred popular and academic books and other media.
Library Technology Reports
Published by the TechSource imprint of the American Library Association, each issue provides in-depth information on a single topic. Each issue is usually written by a single author.
Marketing Library Services (MLS)
Provides information professionals in all types of libraries with specific ideas for marketing their services. You’ll find numerous suggestions for planning programs, making money, increasing business, and proving your value to your administrator.
The official journal of the Public Library Association (PLA) and the only ALA journal devoted exclusively to public libraries.
Publisher’s Weekly (PW)
A weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. With 51 issues a year, the emphasis is on book reviews.
School Library Journal (SLJ)
Articles and reviews for school librarians, media specialists, and public librarians who work with young people. Articles cover a wide variety of topics, with a focus on technology and multimedia. Reviews are included for preschool to 4th grade, grades 5 and up, and teens. Both fiction and non-fiction titles are reviewed, as are graphic novels, multimedia, and digital resources. Also included are reviews of professional reading for librarians and reference books.