YALSA seeks editor for award-winning quarterly journal

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist

(312) 280-2128



For Immediate Release

March 9, 2009

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), began accepting applications for a member editor for its quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services, a 2008 APEX Award honoree. The deadline for applications is April 10.

The member editor will be responsible for the textual and pictorial content of the quarterly publication and will work closely with YALSA’s Editorial Advisory Board, member groups and YALSA’s communications specialist to solicit articles and information. The member editor will also edit and proof all copy for each issue.

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

The member editor will be selected by June 1, 2009. The term of the appointment is two years, beginning with work on the Winter 2010 issue and ending with completion of the Fall 2011 issue. Details on the position, including the position description and honorarium, are available online at

Candidates must send a cover letter, resume that includes editing experiences and two samples of published work to: Stephanie Kuenn, YALSA Communications Specialist, at
skuenn@ala.org. All resumes and supporting material must be submitted via email. For further information contact Stephanie Kuenn by e-mail at
skuenn@ala.org or by phone at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2128.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,