AASL opens call for School Library Research Editorial Board Ex-Officio Doctoral Student

For Immediate Release
Wed, 11/15/2023


Allison Cline

Deputy Executive Director




CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a doctoral student to serve on the School Library Research (SLR) Editorial Board in an ex-officio position. For more information and the application, visit www.ala.org/aasl/docapp.

As an ex officio committee member of the School Library Research Editorial Board, the doctoral student position will serve a one-year term, eligible for reappointment. A doctoral student position on the editorial board provides an opportunity for emerging researchers to see a range of research manuscripts while gaining insight into the process of review and editing that leads to a published research article directly related to school librarianship.

The role of the doctoral student will include intake and tracking manuscripts through the review process from initial submission to final decision.  The work of this SLR Editorial Board position is remote and does not have a location requirement. The number of active submissions does fluctuate but this position should expect approximately 3-5 manuscripts per month that will require processing and managing through the review process with an anticipated hour commitment of 10-15 hours per month.

The application requirements for the SLR Doctoral Student Ex Officio position include current AASL membership, current enrollment and good standing as a doctoral student, and submission of a CV that includes research interest.

“AASL made a commitment in our strategic plan to advance research that informs school librarian practice and to build leadership capacity,” said AASL President Courtney Pentland. “The addition of a doctoral student position to the SLR editorial board encourages the involvement and engagement of both future AASL researchers and leaders.”

Application reviews will begin on November 30; however, the application will remain open until the position is filled. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact aasl@ala.org.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.