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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. 

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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.

Latest Titles

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

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2018 Releases
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Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working Papers, and Other Unpublished Research Released: June 2018

By Sarah Bonato

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The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections Released: March 2018

By Claire B. Joseph

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Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century Released: January 2018

Edited by Susan K. Kendall

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2017 Releases

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Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century Released: December 2017

Edited by Melanie J. Norton and Nathan Rupp

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The Library Staff Development Handbook: How to Maximize Your Library's Most Important Resource Released: August 2017

by Mary Grace Flaherty

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Cover image for Information and Innovation A Natural Combination for Health Sciences Libraries

Information and Innovation: A Natural Combination for Health Sciences Libraries Released: August 2017

Edited by Jean P. Shipman and Barbara A. Ulmer

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Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review Released: March 2017

Edited by Margaret J. Foster and Sarah T. Jewell

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Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian Released: February 2017

by Jamie M. Gray

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2016 Releases

Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age Released: November 2016
Edited by Jeffrey G. Coghill and Roger G. Russell

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New Methods of Teaching and Learning in Libraries Released: October 2016
by Ann Whitney Gleason

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The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians Released: September 2016
Edited by Lisa Federer

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Digital Rights Management Released: September 2016
Edited by Catherine A. Lemmer and Carla P. Wale

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Translating Expertise Released: August 2016
Edited by Marisa L. Conte

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Expert Searching in the Google Age Released: August 2016
by Terry Ann Jankowski

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Interprofessional Education and Medical Libraries Released: July 2016
Edited by Mary E. Edwards

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Marketing for Special and Academic Libraries: A Planning and Best Practices Sourcebook Released: March 2016
by Valerie S. Gordon and Patricia C. Higginbottom

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2015 Releases

The MLA Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act Released: October 2015
Edited by Emily Vardell

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Mobile Technologies for Every Library Released: March 2015
by Ann Whitney Gleason

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2014 Releases

The Small Library Manager's Handbook Released: October 2014
Edited by Alice Graves 

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Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment Released: September 2014
Edited by Amy Blevins and Megan Inman 

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Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery Released: 2014
by Deborah D. Halsted, Shari Clifton, and Daniel T. Wilson 

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Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, 6th ed.Released: 2014
by Jeffrey T. Huber and Susan Swogger 

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Health Sciences Librarianship Released: May 2014
by M. Sandra Wood

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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.

Coming Soon

Watch for the following books coming soon:

  • Clinical Librarianship (Stribling)
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries (Jones and Murphy)
  • Framing Healthcare Instruction (Young and Hinton)
  • History of Medical Libraries (Kronenfeld)
  • Library Liaisons (Alcock and Thormondson)

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.