For immediate release | May 17, 2010

ASCLA online membership journal seeks editor

CHICAGO - The deadline for applications for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’s (ASCLA) newsletter editor position has been extended to June 11, 2010.
Interface, ASCLA’s quarterly online membership journal, serves as the primary source of information and communication between ASCLA and the library and user community and reaches ASCLA’s 1,000 members each quarter. Guided by ASCLA editorial policy, the editor is responsible for the content, format and timely online publication of Interface. Compensation of up to $1,000 annually will be provided to cover travel to conferences. In addition, the Interface editor receives complimentary registration for both conferences, VIP early registration for hotels and a complimentary one year membership to ASCLA.
Applications are now being accepted through June 11, 2010. More detailed information about the position is posted on the ASCLA blog. Applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter summarizing their editorial philosophy, two to four samples of written work or editorial activities and two letters of reference addressing qualifications to Susan Hornung, ASCLA executive director, at
The two-year appointment as Interface editor will begin at the end of ALA Annual Conference 2010 and end at the conclusion of the Annual Conference in 2012. The term is renewable upon approval of the ASCLA Board. Applicants should have a strong overall knowledge of the association and its goals and have an interest in and knowledge of issues relevant to ASCLA members. Applicants must have written and published articles and/or have demonstrated editorial experience. Preferred applicants will have experience or familiarity with the technical and editorial issues associated with electronic and web publishing and knowledge of emerging technologies in this publishing format.

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the American Library Association, enhances the effectiveness of library service by providing networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members who represent state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, multi-type and cooperative library organizations and independent librarians. Learn about membership at


Susan Hornung