Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) and Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) are currently accepting applications for peer-reviewers. LRTS and ITAL are two of the three open-access, peer-reviewed journals published by the American Library Association’s Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures division. If you are interested in addressing the challenges facing librarians and libraries and have a background in technical services or technology, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the profession and engage with colleagues across all types of organizations in examining the roles of technical services or technology in libraries. Those from underrepresented groups and identities are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit your resume/CV, along with a brief statement of interest (no more than 200 words) to the editors of the corresponding journals:
- LRTS: Rachel Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), LRTS Editor, and Michael Fernandez (email@example.com), LRTS Assistant Editor
- ITAL: Ken Varnum (firstname.lastname@example.org), ITAL Editor, and Marisha Kelly (email@example.com), ITAL Assistant Editor
In your statement, please describe your experience with peer-review and explain how you would work to make the peer-review process inclusive and constructive. If you have specific experience within particular research methodologies, please describe this as well. Librarians with background or research interests in scholarly communication, electronic resources, and preservation are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority given to applications submitted by December 2, 2022.
Please contact any of the journal editors with additional questions.
Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) publishes both research papers and thoughtful explorations of operational issues that have value and implications for other libraries. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, collections, scholarly communication, preservation, acquisitions, continuing resources, and cataloging. In addition, LRTS publishes editorials, book reviews, letters to the editor, and the annual report of the president of Core.
Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) publishes original material related to all aspects of information technology in all types of libraries. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, information discovery tools, digital preservation, emerging technologies, the semantic web, usability, universal access to technology, and digital humanities.