LAMA seeks new LA&M associate editor

Contact: Lorraine Olley


(312) 280-5036
For Immediate Release

October 10, 2005

LAMA seeks new
LA&M associate editor

CHICAGO - The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) seeks an experienced writer or editor to assist in the production and eventually take charge of LAMA's quarterly magazine,
Library Administration & Management (
LA&M). The deadline for application is May 1, 2006. Finalists will be interviewed at the 2006 ALA Annual Conference.

The associate editor will be responsible for working closely with the editor in the production of each issue of
LA&M , establishing close working relationships with and serving as liaison to the LAMA section and committee chairs in reporting section news, and performing other duties as determined by the editor. After serving two years, the incumbent will assume the duties of editor. The associate editor serves as an ex-officio member of the LAMA Board of Directors and the
LA&M Editorial Advisory Board. The first issue for which the newly appointed associate editor will share responsibility will be volume 21, no. 1, with a copy due date in late September 2006.

Applicants must make a four-year commitment to attend American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences, with emphasis on attending LAMA meetings. Compensation up to $1,500 annually will be provided to cover documented travel and/or editorial expenses.

Applicants must be LAMA members and have a strong overall knowledge of the association and its goals, have an interest in and knowledge of management issues relevant to libraries, and a familiarity with management literature in general.
LA&M is produced exclusively from digital formats. Applicants must have written and published articles and/or have editorial experience. Preferred applicants will have experience or familiarity with the technical and editorial issues associated with electronic and Web publishing. Access to word processing software and electronic mail is essential.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter summarizing their editorial philosophy, two to four samples of written work or editorial activities, and three letters of reference addressing qualifications to: Lorraine Olley, Executive Director, LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; or e-mail materials to

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