Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Applications/nominations invited for C&RL editor

Contact: Dawn Mueller
ACRL Production Editor

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2006

Applications/nominations invited for C&RL editor

CHICAGO - Applications and nominations are invited for the position of editor of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the bimonthly, scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for an additional three years. Applicants must be a member of the American Library Association (ALA) and ACRL.

Qualifications include professional experience in academic libraries, a record of scholarly publication, editing experience, an ability to meet publication deadlines, an understanding of the scholarly communication process and a broad knowledge of the issues confronting academic libraries.

Some funding for editorial assistance and travel to relevant conferences is available, and there is a small honorarium for the editor. The ACRL Board of Directors will make the appointment at the 2007 Annual Conference upon the recommendation of the search committee and of the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee. The incoming editor will serve for at least one year as editor-designate, working with the current editor, before assuming full responsibility for C&RL in July 2008.

Nominations or resumes and letters of application, including the names of three references, should be sent to: C&RL Search Committee, c/o Dawn Mueller, ACRL, Production Editor, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, e-mail: dmueller@ala.org. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 4, 2006. Finalists will be interviewed at the Midwinter Meeting in January 2007.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.