For immediate release | June 5, 2012

YALSA seeks editor for award-winning quarterly journal

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member editor for its award-winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services, and its online companion. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.

The member editor will be responsible for editorial content, including text and graphics, of the quarterly publication and its online companion and will work closely with YALS’ Editorial Advisory Board, YALSA member groups and YALSA’s Web services manager to solicit articles and information. The member editor will also edit and proof all copy for each issue.

Applicants must have editorial experience, excellent communications skills, the technical capacity to work in an electronic environment and be YALSA members. Experience in library service to young adults is preferred.

For a complete description of the position and list of qualifications, please see the YALS Member Editor Position Description.

The member editor will be selected by Oct. 1. The term of the appointment is two years beginning with work on the Winter 2013 issue and ending with completion of the Fall 2014 issue. The member editor will receive an honorarium of $500 per issue and $500 to attend each of ALA’s Midwinter and Annual Conferences.

Candidates must send a cover letter, a resume that includes editing experience and two samples of published work to: Stephanie Kuenn, YALSA Web Services Manager, at All materials must be submitted via email. For further information contact Stephanie Kuenn by email or phone: 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 2128.

Questions about what the editorship entails are encouraged to contact YALS’ current Member Editor, Megan Honig at

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or email,


Stephanie Kuenn

Web Services Manager

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

1-800-545-2433, ext. 2128