Journal of Library Administration

The Journal of Library Administration is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers library management. It was established in 1980 and is published 8 times a year by Routledge. The editor-in-chief is Gary M. Pitkin (University of Northern Colorado).

Journal of Library Administration
Journal of Library Administration
DisciplineLibrary science
Edited byGary M. Pitkin
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
J. Libr. Adm.
ISSN0193-0826 (print)
1540-3564 (web)
OCLC no.422111306


In March, 2013, the editor-in-chief, Damon Jaggars (Columbia University), and the complete editorial board resigned in protest of the limited authors' rights offered by the publisher under its copyright licensing terms. After negotiations by the editorial board with the publisher on behalf of authors committed to open access, the best offer made for publishing under a Creative Commons license was payment of nearly $3,000 by the author for each article, which was judged unacceptable by Jaggars and the board.[1] One board member wrote of a "crisis of conscience about publishing in a journal that was not open access" after the suicide of open access activist Aaron Swartz.[1][2]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in CSA databases, EBSCOhost, Education Resources Information Center, Inspec, and ProQuest.


  1. ^ a b Jake New (March 26, 2013). "Wired Campus: Journal's Editorial Board Resigns in Protest of Publisher's Policy Toward Authors". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Chris Bourg. "My short stint on the JLA Editorial Board". Feral Librarian Blog. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

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Camila Alire

Camila Alire is an American Librarian and was President of the American Library Association from 2009–2010. Alire is Dean Emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. She is also the former Dean of Libraries at the University of Colorado at Denver. She has served as a Professor of Practice for Simmons College’s PhD program in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions and as adjunct professor at San Jose State University Executive MLIS program.In 2012 President Barack Obama appointed Alire as a member of the National Council on the Humanities. Her appointment began on January 7, 2013 and will expire on January 26, 2018.


JLA may refer to:

JLA, a comic book series that lasted from 1997–2006

The Justice League of America, a fictional DC Comics superhero team

Justice League Action, animated series based on the aforementioned superhero team

JLA (company), a commercial laundry & catering equipment and service provider

Joe Louis Arena, a hockey arena in Detroit, Michigan

Yugoslav People's Army, the military force of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Journal of Library Administration, a scholarly journal

John Luther Adams, an Alaskan composer

Library management

Library management is a sub-discipline of institutional management that focuses on specific issues faced by libraries and library management professionals. Library management encompasses normal managerial tasks, as well as intellectual freedom and fundraising responsibilities. Issues faced in library management frequently overlap with those faced in managing non-profit organizations.The basic functions of library management include, but are not limited to: planning and negotiating the acquisition of materials, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests, stacks maintenance, overseeing fee collection, event planning, fundraising, and human resources.


OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated d/b/a OCLC is an American nonprofit cooperative organization "dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs". It was founded in 1967 as the Ohio College Library Center. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the largest online public access catalog (OPAC) in the world. OCLC is funded mainly by the fees that libraries have to pay for its services (around $200 million annually as of 2016). OCLC also maintains the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

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