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MLA Books

MLA publishes books on topics of vital interest to medical librarians and other information professionals. Books are published in cooperation with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group and ALA Neal-Schuman, and are available in a variety of electronic formats as well as print. 

Purchase Current Books

Members are entitled to a 10% member discount on MLA books.

Our latest books can be ordered through Rowman & Littlefield. Please use the coupon code "MLAMBR10" when ordering. Older titles (2014 and earlier) can be ordered through ALA Neal-Schuman. Please use the coupon code "MLA" when ordering.

Bibkits and Dockits cover more specific health sciences information subjects. Titles can be purchased in e-book or print formats from the MLA store:

Over 25 older titles are available free to MLA members as e-books.

Latest Titles

To suggest a topic for a future title, please contact Martha Lara.

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The Library Staff Development Handbook: How to Maximize Your Library's Most Important Resource

by Mary Grace Flaherty

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Information and Innovation: A Natural Combination for Health Sciences Libraries

Edited by Jean P. Shipman and Barbara A. Ulmer

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Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review

edited by Margaret J. Foster and Sarah T. Jewell

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Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian

by Jamie M. Gray

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Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age

edited by Jeffrey G. Coghill and Roger G. Russell

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New Methods of Teaching and Learning in Libraries

by Ann Whitney Gleason

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The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians

edited by Lisa Federer

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Digital Rights Management

edited by Catherine A. Lemmer and Carla P. Wale

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Translating Expertise

Edited by Marisa L. Conte

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Expert Searching in the Google Age

by Terry Ann Jankowski

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Interprofessional Education and Medical Libraries 

edited by Mary E. Edwards

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Marketing for Special and Academic Libraries: A Planning and Best Practices Sourcebook 

by Valerie S. Gordon and Patricia C. Higginbottom

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The MLA Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act 

edited by Emily Vardell

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Mobile Technologies for Every Library 

by Ann Whitney Gleason

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The Small Library Manager's Handbook 

edited by Alice Graves 

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Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment 

edited by Amy Blevins and Megan Inman 

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Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery 

by Deborah D. Halsted, Shari Clifton, and Daniel T. Wilson 

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Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, 6th ed.

by Jeffrey T. Huber and Susan Swogger 

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Health Sciences Librarianship 

by M. Sandra Wood

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Coming Soon

Watch for books on the following topics coming soon:

  • systematic review
  • grey literature
  • consumer health

Publish a Book with MLA

MLA is always looking for new book ideas that are of interest to a significant segment of the library community. If you're interested in submitting a proposal as an author or editor, get started by visiting "Publish a Book with MLA." Proposals are reviewed by the MLA Books Panel, an MLA committee. 

Seeking Authors

The Books Panel is currently seeking proposals for the following topics:

  • Library Liaisons
  • Librarians in Informatics
  • Libraries and Sustainability