ALCTS seeks Monographs editor

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/17/2015


Christine McConnell

Communication Specialist

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

312 280 5037

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is seeking an editor for its Monographs collection of publications. This three-year appointment comes with a stipend to support travel to ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences. The position is available starting no later than July 1, 2015. An earlier start date may be considered.

ALCTS Monographs is a collection of digital and print-on-demand publications intended to focus on issues related to technical services and collections in the broadest context. Monographs publishes titles from a wide range of sources, including individually submitted ideas and solicited manuscripts.

The ALCTS Monographs editor works in close conjunction with many groups within ALCTS (most notably its publications committees), sets strategic direction for the collection and identifies promising topics, authors and programmatic events for inclusion in one of the titles under their editorship. The editor also works closely with the editor of Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) and the editor of the ALCTS News to identify items for their respective publishing venues and coordinating solicitation of papers.

The editor is responsible for producing multiple titles for the collection in any given year. The editor manages the work with the authors to produce quality and timely digital and print-on-demand publications in the shortest possible timeframe. The editor is responsible for the overall coordination of the publishing process. The editor manages the acquisition, development and approval of  manuscripts through an editorial board and editorial production with the publications manager in the ALCTS office. The editorial board does most of its work virtually and may also meet at ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings. The editor is expected to attend all meetings and serve as chair of the board. The editor provides counsel and support for authors. This work requires regular and tactful communication with authors, editors, and liaisons to see the process through to completion.

The editor serves as a voting, ex-officio member of the ALCTS Publications Committee and is expected to participate in its work, virtually and in person.

The editor is appointed for a three-year, renewable term and receives a stipend to support travel to ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings. The editor must be an ALCTS member. Experience with association or non-profit publishing is required. Experience with digital or print-on-demand publishing is highly desirable.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a C.V. or resume and a letter including information about previous editorial experience to Genevieve S. Owens, Chair, ALCTS Monographs Editor Search Committee, Deadline for applications is March 18, 2015. Only electronic submissions will be considered. The search committee will conduct interviews by phone after the deadline.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.