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ALCTS Publications & Membership


For Immediate Release

October 10, 2003

Library Resources & Technical Services journal seeks editor

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member to fill an editor position for the organization’s Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) journal.

Applications are now being accepted, and those that arrive by November 15, 2003, will receive first consideration.

The editor, with the assistance of an editorial board, will strive to achieve a balance among the articles published in LRTS, so that the interest of each of the sections of ALCTS is represented.
The LRTS editor will serve as an ex-officio member and chair of ALCTS’ Publications Committee, and an ex-officio member of the LRTS Editorial Board.
As editor he/she will be required to attend the ALA Midwinter and Annual meetings. The editor will serve a four-year term (renewable at the Board’s discretion), and receive a stipend to support their role in the editorial process. The effective start date for this position is negotiable from July 1, 2004, but no later than January 2005.

Desired qualifications include:

Prior experience on ALCTS committees.

Demonstrated writing and editing ability.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Familiarity with current academic research issues, as well as practical operations based content.

Knowledge of the professionals working in the areas of ALCTS interests.

Ability to proactively seize publishing opportunities.

Knowledge of copyright ownership issues.

Skills to cultivate prospective authors (combination of editorial and people skills).

Ability to successfully execute time management skills.

Candidates should submit: a resume, cover letter, a statement describing the role of
LRTS in the profession and reasons for seeking the editorship, names and contact information for three references and at least two writing samples (preferably one work
edited for publication by the candidate and one publication
written by the candidate).

Send applications to: Rosann Bazirjian, chair,
LRTS Editor Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, 507 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802, or electronically to

The editor search committee (Rosann Bazirjian, chair; Allyson Carlyle, Carol Diedrichs, Michael Elmore, Julie Gammon, Jimmie Lundgren, Julie Page, Linda Phillips, Narda Tafuri) will interview candidates at the ALA Midwinter conference in San Diego.

LRTS is the official quarterly journal of ALCTS, and contains refereed articles in the fields of cataloging and classification, acquisitions, collection development and management, serials, preservation and general technical services.
It also contains regular
LRTS features such as “Library Materials Price Index,” reviews of books and other materials, as well as official reports of ALCTS activities.

For additional information on
LRTS, please visit