LITA seeks volunteer acquisitions editor

Contact: Mary Taylor

LITA Executive Director



For Immediate Release

December 3, 2009

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) invites applications for the member volunteer position of Acquisitions Editor.   Applications are due Dec. 31, 2009. Â

The Acquisitions Editor is charged with developing topics for LITA publications, soliciting suggestions for publications from LITA members and others, interacting with authors to produce the publications in manuscript format and coordinating the editorial review of manuscripts by members of the LITA Publications Committee.


1.   Actively solicits authors and works with them to determine the most suitable publishing format for the content.

2.   Works with the chair of the Publications Committee to coordinate

editorial review among committee members, including delivery of manuscripts

to individual committee members and determination of deadlines for the

editorial review process. Non-committee reviewers may be appointed by the

committee chair whenever necessary and appropriate.

3.   Sets and coordinates schedules with authors and the LITA office.

4.   Ensures that at least two publications are produced each year.

5.   Is responsible for staying abreast of current and emerging library

and information technologies to garner ideas for topical publications.

6.   Evaluates new technologies with a goal of maximizing exposure and

distribution of time sensitive content and works with the Publications

Committee and LITA to implement publishing formats and methodologies that

meet the needs of our readership.


*Â Â Â Â Must have a publication record or background, which demonstrates

excellent writing skills, recognized scholarship in the field and editing


*Â Â Â Â Must have a broad knowledge of current and emerging information and

library technologies.

*Â Â Â Â Must be skilled in working closely and effectively with authors to

turn an idea into a finished product.

* Must attend the LITA Publications Committee meetings at Midwinter and ALA Annual Conferences, and reports on status of and strategies for new publications.

* Must be a member of LITA.


Although there is no pay associated with the position, the person will receive a stipend of $1,500/year or will be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses up to $1,500/year and receive free press registration for attending the ALA Midwinter meeting and Annual Conference.

Submit applications by December 31, 2009 to:

Kristin Antelman, Chair, LITA Publications Committee

Associate Director for the Digital Library

NCSU Libraries

Campus Box 7111

Raleigh, NC 27695

(919) 515-7527

LITA, with over 3,700 members, has been serving the needs of the library and information technology community since 1966. Its mission is to educate, serve, and reach out to that community through its programs, publications and other activities.