YALSA seeks editor for quarterly journal

Contact: Nichole Gilbert


For Immediate Release
February 9, 2005

YALSA seeks editor for quarterly journal

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking an editor for its quarterly journal,
Young Adult Library Services. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2005.

The editor will be responsible for the textual and pictorial content of the quarterly publication, and will work closely with committees, members and designated YALSA staff members to solicit articles and information.
The editor also will edit and proof the copy for each issue before it is published by ALA Production Services.

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

The YALSA Executive Committee will select the editor by May 1, 2005.
The term of the appointment is three years beginning with the Fall 2005 issue and ending with the Summer 2008 issue.
The editor will receive an honorarium of $500 per issue and $500 to attend each of ALA's Midwinter and Annual Conferences.

Young Adult Library Services is the quarterly journal for YALSA members.
Its purpose is to serve as a vehicle for continuing education for librarians and library workers serving young adults ages 12 through 18, publish articles of current interest to the profession, showcase research and best practices in the field, provide news from related fields, spotlight significant events of the organization like awards and booklists, offer in-depth reviews of professional
literature and resources, and serve as the official record of the association
More information about YALSA and its publications is available at

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two samples of written work to: Beth Yoke, Executive Director at
All resumes and other application materials must be submitted via email.
For further information contact Beth Yoke by email or phone: 1-800-545-2433, extension 4391.