Applications/nominations invited for RBM, PIL editors

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/01/2013

Contact:

David Free
Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
1-800-545-2433 ext.2517
dfree@ala.org

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is currently accepting applications, and nominations are invited, for the positions of editor of RBM, a biannual research journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions, and of Publications in Librarianship (PIL), an imprint of ACRL book publications.

The RBM editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for two additional three year terms. Applicants must be a member of ALA and ACRL. Qualifications include professional experience in academic libraries, a record of scholarly publication, editing experience, an ability to meet publication deadlines, an understanding of the scholarly communication process and a broad knowledge of the issues confronting academic libraries. Appointment will be made by the ACRL Board of Directors following the 2013 ALA Annual Conference upon the recommendation of the search committee and the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee. The incoming editor will become editor-designate upon appointment in July 2013 and assume full editorial responsibility in July 2014.

Appointed for a nonrenewable five-year term, the PIL editor works closely with the ACRL content strategist and PIL Editorial Board to acquire and develop appropriate research-based monographic publications. Applicants must be a current members of ALA and ACRL. Qualifications include professional experience in academic libraries, a record of scholarly publication, editing experience, a willingness to proactively seek content and proposals, effective communication skills and experience working with a group and a broad knowledge of the issues confronting academic libraries. Appointment will be made by the ACRL board of directors following the 2013 ALA Annual Conference upon the recommendation of the search committee and of the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee. The incoming editor will become editor-designate upon appointment in July 2013 and assume full editorial responsibility in July 2014.

Finalists for both editorships will be interviewed at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Nominations or resumes and letters of application for either editorship, including the names of three references, should be sent to either RBM Search Committee or PIL Search Committee c/o Dawn Mueller, ACRL, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611 or email to dmueller@ala.org.

The deadline for receipt of applications for both positions is April 30, 2013.

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