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Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Journal Seeks Assistant Editor

Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Journal Seeks Assistant Editor

Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is expanding its editorial staff through the appointment of an Assistant Editor. The ITAL Assistant Editor will be a member of the ITAL Editorial Board, assist with evaluation of submitted articles (“desk review”) prior to peer review, and manage the journal’s peer review process, including communication with authors. The ITAL Assistant Editor may assist with copyediting and layout of articles accepted for publication. Along with the other members of the ITAL Editorial Board, the ITAL Assistant Editor assists with publicity and content development for the journal and advises the ITAL Editor on policy and strategy. 

The ITAL Assistant Editor is appointed by the Core Board on the recommendation of the ITAL Editorial Board for a renewable three-year term ending June 30, 2024. The position comes with a $1000/year stipend. 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English
  • Ability to participate in regularly scheduled meetings and to work on assigned project teams
  • Must be a member in good standing of ALA and its Core division during the entire period of service
  • Previous experience writing for publication and/or serving as a peer reviewer or editor for academic, scholarly, or trade publications is desirable

 Application

To apply, send a letter of interest and a summary of your qualifications to Ken Varnum, editor, at varnum@umich.edu by November 15, 2021.


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