ASCLA seeks editor for membership journal Interface

Contact: Barbara Macikas

Executive Director, ASCLA

(312) 280-4395

For Immediate Release,

February 22, 2008

ASCLA seeks editor for membership journal Interface

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) seeks an editor for ASCLA's quarterly membership journal,
Interface serves as the primary source of information and communication between ASCLA and the library and user community and reaches ASCLA's 1,000 members each quarter. Guided by ASCLA editorial policy, the editor is responsible for the content, format and timely publication of
Interface. Compensation of up to $1,000 annually will be provided to the
Interface editor to cover travel to ALA annual and midwinter conferences.

The deadline for application is May 1, and it is anticipated a candidate will be selected by May 30. More detailed information about the position is posted on the ASCLA website at:

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 Barbara Macikas, Executive Director, ASCLA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, or e-mail materials to:

The two-year appointment as
Interface editor will begin at the end of the ALA Annual Conference 2008 (July 3) and end at the conclusion of the Annual Conference in 2010 (July 1, 2010). The term is renewable upon approval of the ASCLA Board. Applicants should have a strong overall knowledge of the association and its goals and have an interest in and knowledge of issues relevant to ASCLA members. Applicants must have written and published articles and/or have demonstrated editorial experience. Preferred applicants will have experience or familiarity with the technical and editorial issues associated with electronic and Web publishing and knowledge of emerging technologies in this publishing format.

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies ( enhances the effectiveness of library service by providing networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members, who represent state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, multi-type library organizations and independent librarians. ASCLA is a division of the American Library Association.