Professional Development Collection

The collection below highlights a small portion of the more than 320 free, full-text journals and magazines in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text, an excellent, library-specific professional development collection from Badgerlink.

American Libraries Magazine

American Libraries, the voice of the profession and the flagship magazine of the American Library Association, is published 6 times yearly by the American Library Association. 

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink.

(Current and archived full-color print version/PDF version also available online here: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/magazine/issues/)

Read The Scoop blog from American Libraries Magazine here

Booklist

The best book reviews, readers’ advisory, and collection development guidance from the experts at the American Library Association.

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink.

The Booklist Reader is free to all, and often links to content on Booklist Online, a paid database of over 170,000+ reviews and feature articles. 

Book Links

A quarterly supplement to BooklistBook Links magazine is designed for teachers, youth librarians, school library media specialists, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, and others interested in connecting children with high-quality literature-based resources. 

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink.

Children & Libraries

Children and Libraries is the official, refereed journal of the Association for Library Service to Children. Published quarterly, it primarily serves as a vehicle for continuing education for librarians working with children, and showcases current scholarly research and practice in library service to children and significant activities and initiatives of the Association. 

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink.

(Current and archived full-color print version/PDF version also available online here: https://journals.ala.org/index.php/cal/issue/archive)

Library Resources & Technical Services

The official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services.

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink.

All issues from vol. 40, 1996 through the fifth-most-recent issue are online and openly available at journals.ala.org/lrts.

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. 

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink.

Public Libraries

Public Libraries, published six times a year, is the official journal of the Public Library Association (PLA) and the only ALA journal devoted exclusively to public libraries. Each issue includes important industry news, PLA and ALA updates, and columns and feature articles that offer strategies and ideas that can make a difference in your career. 

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink.

Reference & User Services Quarterly

Reference & User Services Quarterly is the official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. Its purpose is to disseminate information of interest to reference librarians, information specialists, and other professionals involved in user-oriented library services. 

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink.

VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates)

VOYA is the leading library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading.

PERMALINK to all issues and articles in BadgerLink. (Note: VOYA has been on a hiatus since the beginning of the pandemic. CZ 2/2021)

YALS (Young Adult Library Services)

Young Adult Library Services is YALSA’s award-winning e-journal, and the preeminent journal on library services for and with teens. YALS  features articles that showcase best and emerging practices, provides news from related fields, spotlight significant YALSA events and opportunities, and offer in-depth reviews of professional literature. 

Free in BadgerLink, back issues only. PERMALINK

Current issues of YALS online are available with a membership in ALA and YALSA. 

 

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Updated 2/11/2021

 

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