For immediate release | February 22, 2011

Applications due March 1 to edit YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a Member Editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA). JRLYA publishes high-quality research on library services to young adults quarterly. The position term would begin with the Summer 2011 issue. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2011.

The Member Editor will be responsible for the textual and graphic content of the quarterly publication and will work closely with YALSA’s Research Journal Advisory Board, member groups and YALSA’s Web Services Manager to solicit manuscripts and oversee the peer review process. The Member Editor will also edit and proof all copy for each issue.

Applicants must have significant research and editorial experience, excellent communications skills, the technical capacity to work in an online environment and be YALSA members. Experience working with peer-reviewed publications, academia and knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style is preferred.

For a complete description of the position and list of qualifications, please see the JRLYA Member Editor position description.

The Member Editor will be selected by March 31, 2011. The term of the appointment is one year, beginning with work on the Summer 2011 issue, with the option to extend the contract for another two years. The Member Editor will receive an honorarium of $500 per issue and $500 to attend each of ALA’s Midwinter and Annual Conferences. Please note that this is not a staff position and does not include salary or benefits.

Candidates must send a cover letter, a resume that includes editing experiences and a sample of published work to: Stephanie Kuenn, YALSA Web Services Manager, at All resumes, cover letters and supporting materials must be submitted via email. For further information contact Stephanie Kuenn by email or phone: or 1 (800) 545-2433, extension 2128. To learn more about the publication visit

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