For immediate release | March 18, 2013

YALSA seeks member editor for research journal

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a member editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA). JRLYA publishes high-quality research on library services to young adults quarterly. The position term would begin June 1, 2013. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2013.

The member editor will be responsible for the textual and graphic content of the continuous publication and will work closely with YALSA’s Research Journal Advisory Board, member groups and YALSA’s communications manager to solicit manuscripts and oversee the peer review process. 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 online environment, familiarity with the research process and be YALSA members. Experience in library service to young adults and knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style is preferred.

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

The term of the appointment is one year beginning June 1, 2013, with the option to extend the contract for another year. The member editor will receive an honorarium of $500 per issue and $500 to attend each of ALA’s Midwinter and Annual Conferences. Please note that this is not a staff position and does not include salary or benefits.

Candidates must send a cover letter, resume which includes editing experiences, and a sample of published work to: Jaclyn Finneke, YALSA communications manager, at All resumes, etc. must be submitted via email. For further information contact Jaclyn by email or phone: or 1 (800) 545-2433, extension 2128. To learn more about the publication visit

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail:


Jaclyn Finneke

Communications Manager

Young Adult Library Services Association

1-800-545-2433 ext.2128