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Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Journal Seeks Assistant Editor

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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…Continue Reading

Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology Application Now Open

Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

The application for the Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology is now available through March 1, 2022. The Spectrum Scholarship Program actively recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist them with obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and ALA. As part of this program, the Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology focuses on addressing the specific issue of under-representation of racially and ethnically diverse librarians within library technology, providing scholarships for study in an ALA-accredited MLS program as well as funds to attend the Spectrum Leadership Institute held during the ALA Annual Conference. OCLC co-sponsors this scholarship and the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse reviews the applications and selects the scholarship winner. To be eligible for a Spectrum Scholarship, you should: be a citizen or permanent…Continue Reading

Margaret Heller Elected 2021-22 Core President-elect

Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago, has been elected as the 2021-22 President-elect of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Her term will begin July 1, and she’ll serve in that role until July 1, 2022, when she’ll become President of Core. Heller’s fellow candidate for President-elect was Maurini Strub, Director of Performance & User Engagement at the University of Rochester (NY) River Campus Libraries. In discussing her election, Heller said, “Thanks to the members of Core for giving me this opportunity to serve them as President-elect. Making Core a strong division that is dedicated to the needs of its members and improving the library profession as a whole has been my driving ambition over the past years. As Core has gotten started up during a time of unprecedented challenges, I have been inspired by the Core member leadership and staff…Continue Reading

2021 Core Candidate Town Hall Recording Now Available

If you’ve missed yesterday’s 2021 President-Elect candidate town hall with Margaret Heller and Maurini Strub, the Zoom recording is now available for you to watch and catch up on the discussion. During the live Q&A, the candidates shared their thoughts on the division’s top priorities, plans to promote member engagement, and new opportunities to advance the profession. Special thanks to Miranda Bennett for moderating the discussion. There’s still time to participate in this election and cast your vote by April 7. The results of the election will be announced on April 14. For more information about the candidates or the ALA/Core election, please visit the Core elections page.