The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) seeks an editor for its quarterly online membership journal Interface. Interface serves as a critically-important source of information and communication, reaching ASCLA’s 800 members each quarter and sharing news and best practices in ASCLA’s areas of interest with the larger library and user community. Guided by ASCLA editorial policy, the editor is responsible for the content, format, and timely publication of Interface.
Applicants should have a strong overall knowledge of the association and its goals and have an interest in and knowledge of issues relevant to ASCLA members. Applicants must have written and published articles and/or have demonstrated editorial experience. Preferred applicants will have experience or familiarity with the technical and editorial issues associated with electronic and Web publishing.
Compensation of up to $1,000 annually will be provided to the Interface editor to cover travel to ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. The editor also receives complimentary registration for both conferences and VIP early registration for hotels.
The two-year appointment as Interface editor will begin upon appointment and end at the conclusion of the Annual Conference in 2016. The term is renewable upon approval of the ASCLA Board.
The deadline for application is July 10, 2014. It is anticipated a candidate will be selected by mid-August.
Applicants should email a resume and cover letter summarizing their editorial philosophy, two to four samples of written work or editorial activities, and contact information for two professional references to Susan Hornung, ASCLA Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A division of the American Library Association, ASCLA enhances the effectiveness of library service by providing networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members, who represent state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, consortia, and consultants. ASCLA is a division of the American Library Association. For more information, visit www.ala.org/ascla.
Job Description: ASCLA Interface Editor
|Reports to||Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Board|
|Term||2-year appointment, from the end of ALA 2014 Annual Conference through 2016 Annual Conference. The Editor is appointed by the ASCLA Board; the term is renewable upon approval of the Board. The Editor must be a member of ASCLA.|
|Summary of Position||
|Honoraria||ASCLA contributes $1,000 per year to help offset the conference expenses of the Interface editor. In addition the Interface editor receives complimentary registration for both conferences and VIP early registration for hotels.|