Contact Us | Donate | Advertise Follow us on TwitterFollow us on facebookFollow us on LinkedIn


MLA Books

Hear authors share stories
and learn the process!

Access the
Open Forum for Authors.

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. 

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 Proposals

The MLA Books Panel is seeking an editor for the following book topics:

We strongly encourage authors to suggest a topic at any time by reaching out to the Books Panel.

Submit a Book Proposal

Purchase Current Books

Members are entitled to a 10% member discount on MLA books. Please use the coupon code "MLAMBR10" when ordering.

Our latest books can be ordered through Rowman & Littlefield. Select 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 Katie Arnold.

Order titles directly from Rowman & Littlefield

2024 Releases


Managing Health Sciences Libraries in a Time of Change
February 2024

Ebook available. Pre-order available for hardback & paperback.

Edited by Claire B. Joseph and Priscilla L. Stephenson


2023 Releases

Building Health Sciences Collections book cover

Building Health Sciences Library Collections: A Handbook
(July 2023)

Edited by Megan Inman and Marlena Rose

Essential Leadership Skills book cover

Essential Leadership Skills for Health Sciences Information Professionals
(May 2023)

Edited by Janet Crum and Annabelle V. Nuñez

Accreditation in the Health Sciences Schmick book cover

Accreditation in the Health Sciences: A Handbook for Librarians
(February 2023)

Edited by Darell Schmick


2022 Releases


Piecing Together Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses

Edited by Margaret J. Foster and Sarah T. Jewell (October 2022)


Combatting Online Health Misinformation: A Professional's Guide to Helping the Public 

Edited by Alla Keselman; Catherine Arnott Smith and Amanda J. Wilson (September 2022)

Virtual_Svs in HSL-small.png

Virtual Services in the Health Sciences Library: A Handbook

Edited by Amanda R. Scull (June 2022)


seat at the table.png

Finding Your Seat at the Table: Roles for Librarians on Institutional Regulatory Boards and Committees

Edited by Susan M. Harnett and Laureen P. Cantwell (February 2022)


2021 Releases


Assessing Academic Library Performance: A Handbook
Released October 2021

Edited by Holt Zaugg

Great Library Events_revised.jpg

Great Library Events: From Planning to Promotion to Evaluation 
Released April 2021

By Mary Grace Flaherty

Planning and Promoting Events in Health Sciences Libraries_revised.jpg

Planning and Promoting Events in Health Sciences Libraries: Success Stories and Best Practices
Released April 2021

Edited by Shalu Gillum and Natasha Williams

A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship_resized.jpg

A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era
Hardback Released February 2021
Paperback released August 2023

By Michael R. Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

2020 Releases
engaged health sciences library liaison_revised.jpg

The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaison Released May 2020

Edited by Lindsay Alcock and Kelly Thormodson

clinical medical librarians handbook_revised.jpg

The Clinical Medical Librarian's Handbook Released January 2020

Edited by Judy C. Stribling

2019 Releases
Framing Health Care_revised.jpg

Framing Health Care Instruction Released September 2019

Edited by Lauren M. Young and Elizabeth G. Hinton

diversity inclusion in libraries.jpg

Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries Released: July 2019

Edited by Shannon D. Jones and Beverly Murphy


3D-printing-cover resized.jpg

3D Printing in Medical Libraries Released: February 2019

by Jennifer Herron

transforming-health-cover resized.jpg

Transforming Health Sciences Library Spaces Released: February 2019

Edited by Alanna Campbell

2018 Releases

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


The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections Released: March 2018
By Claire B. Joseph


Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century Released: January 2018
Edited by Susan K. Kendall

2017 Releases

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century Released: December 2017
Edited by Melanie J. Norton and Nathan Rupp


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


Information and Innovation: A Natural Combination for Health Sciences Libraries Released: August 2017
Edited by Jean P. Shipman and Barbara A. Ulmer


Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review Released: March 2017
Edited by Margaret J. Foster and Sarah T. Jewell


Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian Released: February 2017
by Jamie M. Gray

2016 Releases

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

2015 Releases

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


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

2014 Releases

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


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


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


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


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