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Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries)

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is seeking a new Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries). The successful candidate is expected to begin their role by June 2019 and serve a 3-year term (with possibility of renewal). This role shares workload with a second Associate Editor.

Evidence summaries are critical appraisal syntheses that provide analysis regarding the validity and reliability of the methodology used in original research articles. As such, they are a key component to aid readers in making informed decisions in their local practice. The team of experienced evidence summary authors follow a strict format to ensure consistency, and all evidence summaries undergo peer review to ensure quality. EBLIP publishes up to ten summaries in every issue.

The Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries) will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the complete editorial process for items submitted to the Evidence Summaries section, which includes

    • selection of articles for summary and assigning articles to evidence summary authors;

    • ensuring authors adhere to the EBLIP Evidence Summary guidelines;

    • assigning peer reviewers and monitoring the peer review process;

    • communicating with evidence summary authors and peer reviewers;

    • making acceptance decisions, ensuring required changes to manuscripts are made;

    • communicating with copyeditors and the production editor to ensure the final copy is as expected.

  • Communicating and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis.

  • Attending Editorial Team meetings (via Skype) on a monthly basis and participating in the overall governance of the journal.

  • Ensuring that all necessary deadlines are met.

  • Maintaining a team of approximately 20 evidence summary authors, each of whom is on a 2-year term with a commitment to write four evidence summaries.

  • Periodically sending out calls for new Evidence Summary authors, reviewing applications, and assessing sample evidence summaries from candidates.

For more information about evidence summaries and other types of submissions accepted by EBLIP see: https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

The ideal candidate for Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries) will be well-versed in evidence based practice, research methods, and critical appraisal. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 15 hours per month.

Interested persons should send a cover letter, indicating strengths they would bring to the role, and a resume/CV as a single PDF file to Lorie Kloda, Editor-in-Chief, at lorie.kloda@concordia.ca by November 30, 2018. The current Associate Editors (Evidence Summaries) are happy to answer specific queries about the role on request. Please email Heather Pretty (hjpretty@mun.ca) and Carol Perryman (cp1757@gmail.com).

**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.

About the journal:

Published quarterly, and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal has been publishing since 2006. It is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will enable librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner. Please visit our journal web site (https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP) for more information.

Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) guest editor issue diversity within library technology

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share
information among those interested in the intersection of libraries,
technology, and the future.

Discussions  on the Code4Lib listserv and keynotes by Valerie Aurora and Sumana
Harihareswara at Code4Lib 2014 show that diversity is a topic of ongoing
importance to the Code4Lib community.  A
recent editorial
in the Code4Lib Journal by Ron Peterson originally sparked discussion
of the idea for a special issue among the journal’s editorial committee;
the demographic breakdown of both the author community and the
committee itself laid bare the fact that diversity is a major challenge
even in communities that are highly supportive.  With this in mind, the
Code4Lib Journal will present a special issue on diversity within
library technology as its 28th publication, to be published in April

The Editorial Committee recognizes the value that different backgrounds and
experiences bring to our editorial process. We also recognize a lack of
diverse voices represented among us, so we are seeking applications and
nominations for guest editors to help shape and curate this special
issue. Guest editors will collaborate with members of the Editorial
Committee on soliciting, reviewing, selecting, and editing articles as
well as co-authoring an editorial with the Coordinating Editor. We are
seeking individuals with a demonstrated commitment to forwarding
diversity and inclusivity in library technology; editorial/writing
experience is preferable, but not necessary.

Work as a guest editor will involve around ten hours of work per month,
running from December/January through April 2015.  As part of the guest
editorial committee, you will define the process and criteria for
selecting articles as well as contribute to the issue’s editorial
introduction.  You will also be able to work closely with selected
authors in order to provide suggestions and help develop the issue’s
articles.  The journal’s regular editorial committee will provide
assistance in this process as second readers and sounding boards, but
you will be the main driving force behind the success of the issue.

We will continue to accept applications until December 1, 2015.  To apply for a spot or nominate someone else, please email your/the nominee’s CV and a brief letter of interest to journal@code4lib.org.  Your letter should address these two basic questions:

1) What is your/the nominee’s background in diversity in library tech?

2) What is your/the nominee’s potential contribution to the special issue?

If you have any questions, contact us by email at journal@code4lib.org or email me, coordinating editor for the special issue, directly (dowdingh@gmail.com).

C&RL Book Review Editor

Colleagues – following the unexpected resignation of our Book Review Editor, we are on the hunt for someone new. If you have suggestions (or are interested yourself), please see the announcement at:

Scott Walter, M.L.S., Ph.D.
University Librarian
DePaul University
Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University School of Public Service
Adjunct Faculty, San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science
Editor-in-Chief, College & Research Libraries
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue, 116F
Chicago, IL 60614-3210
773.325.8023 (voice) | 773.325.7869 (FAX)
e-mail: swalte11@depaul.edu

LA&M Associate Editor

Did you know??? A recent survey of the LAMA membership found that 73% of LAMA’s 5,000-plus members ranked “LA&M” as the “most valuable” feature of their membership.

Don’t miss this valuable and rewarding opportunity to help shape LAMA’s flagship magazine as it moves from a traditional print publication into a fully web-based format. LA&M needs your creativity in finding original and exciting approaches to presenting content and developing new features. With support from the LAMA Publications and Editorial Advisory Board and ALA Production Services, you will build your skill set as an editor while giving back to your profession and serving more than 5,000 LAMA members.

For more information, please contact associate editor Eric Shoaf at ecs@brown.edu. He will be happy to talk with you.

Position description:

The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) seeks an experienced writer or editor to assist in the production and eventually take charge of LAMA’s quarterly magazine, Library Administration & Management (LA&M). As the flagship publication of LAMA, LA&M serves as an outlet for publishing and news information disseminated from LAMA committees and working groups, as well as for best practices in the field of library administration. The print magazine is transitioning into a full-feature web publication, expected to be complete in 2009-2010, and will continue to serve the membership in vital new ways by providing more timely information, multi-media features, and high quality graphics.

The associate editor will be responsible for working closely with the editor in the production of each issue of LA&M, establishing close working relationships with and serving as liaison to the LAMA section and committee chairs in reporting section news, and performing other duties as determined by the editor. After serving two years, the incumbent will assume the duties of editor in 2010. The associate editor serves as an ex-officio member of the LAMA Board of Directors and the LA&M Editorial Advisory Board. The first issue for which the newly appointed associate editor will share responsibility will be volume 23, no. 1, with a copy due date in late September 2008.

Applicants must be LAMA members and have a strong overall knowledge of the association and its goals, have an interest in and knowledge of management issues relevant to libraries, and a familiarity with management literature in general. 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, and knowledge of emerging technologies in this publishing format.

The successful candidate must make a four-year commitment to attend American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences, with emphasis on attending LAMA section and committee meetings, and other events. Compensation up to $1,500 annually will be provided to cover documented travel and/or editorial expenses. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter summarizing their editorial philosophy, two to four samples of written work or editorial activities, and three letters of reference addressing qualifications to: Kerry Ward, Executive Director, LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, or e-mail materials to Kerry Ward kward@ala.org. Finalists will be interviewed at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

The deadline for application is June 7, 2008.