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Editor sought for ALCTS News

From: Jeanne Drewes <Drewes>
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
ALCTS seeks ALCTS News editor

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services


invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of
the ALCTS News, the association's official news source.  ALCTS News
<URL:> is a digital news website.  The
editor will be appointed for a renewable three-year term, beginning
July 1, 2014, just after the American Library Association (ALA)
Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  ALCTS News currently contains news
from the library community, ALA, financial reports, meeting
schedules, honors, awards, and news about its members and ALCTS'
activities. The scope of the newsletter will continue to grow and
change as strategic direction moves into a more interactive,
digital-based environment.

The News editor is expected to take a leading role in the delivery
of news that ALCTS members need to know from the association and the
library community beyond.  The editor will have responsibility for
setting the strategic direction of the News, including priorities,
content, production, marketing and interaction with the other
publishing initiatives of ALCTS.  The editor will oversee additional
News contributors and possibly serve as chair of a small editorial
board.  The editor works closely with the ALCTS publications manager
in the ALCTS Office for editing and production.  The editor reports
to the ALCTS Board of Directors and submits reports to the
Publications Committee and the Board prior to the ALA Midwinter
Meeting and ALA Annual Conference.

The editor serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the ALCTS
Board of Directors, attends all Board meetings and participates in
all discussions and planning.  The editor serves as an ex-officio
member of the ALCTS Publications Committee and the ALCTS Membership
Committee.  The editor is responsible for informing these groups of
issues and developments affecting ALCTS News and soliciting and
incorporating suggestions regarding general content.  The successful
candidate will work closely with the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy
Committee, ALCTS publication editors, the Interest Group Coordinator
and other ALCTS groups to provide coverage of issues important to
ALCTS members and the profession.  The editor works with the ALCTS
executive director and other ALCTS staff members to ensure full
coverage of division activities.  The editor is also responsible for
coordinating the submission of reports from committees and interest
groups after each ALA conference.  The current editorial policy


is available on the "About" tab of the ALCTS News website.

This position is a highly visible one and requires experience
producing a website or other digital publication, ability to
establish strategic direction and future initiatives, demonstrated
writing and editing ability, familiarity with the issues in areas of
ALCTS interests, ability to meet deadlines, ability to work closely
with groups and individuals and experience with the technology and
processes required for the production of an online publication.
Membership in ALCTS is required, along with attendance at both ALA
Annual Conference and Midwinter Meetings.  A generous annual stipend
is provided to support attendance.  Desirable qualifications include
prior experience on ALCTS committees or interest groups, experience
with social networking tools and social media and experience with a
Drupal-based web environment.

The application deadline is April 18, 2014.  A letter describing the
applicant's interest and qualifications for the Editor position and
a current vitae should be submitted to

    Keri Cascio
    chair of the ALCTS News Editor Search Committee
    kcascio<-a t->gmail< . >com

The search committee expects to conduct phone interviews in late
April or early May, 2014.  Only electronic applications will be

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