The Southeastern Librarian

The Southeastern Librarian (SELn) is the official publication of the Southeastern Library Association (SELA). The quarterly publication seeks to publish articles, announcements, and news of professional interest to the library community in the southeast. The publication also represents a significant means for addressing the Association's research objective.  The quarterly issues contain juried articles, book reviews, as well as SELA, state, and library personnel news.

Guidelines for Book Reviewers

The Southeastern Library Association is pleased to accept book review submissions for possible publication in The Southeastern Librarian.  Guidelines are as follows:

  • Title needs to have been published within the past two years
  • The work should have some connection to the Southern USA, either by content or the author’s association with the south.
  • Reviewer may obtain his/her own copy of the book.  SELA is not able to provide a courtesy copy unless obtained by publishers.
  • Suggested length is 500-750 words.  Shorter or longer submissions will also be considered.
  • Solicited book reviews from the SELn editor will receive preferential consideration.

Submissions will be judged on writing style, content and perceived interest to the readership of the journal.  Please forward reviews and any questions to  Ashley S. Dees, SELn Editor, 1 Library Loop, University, MS 38677. Phone (662) 915-7933. E-mail: