Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Applications/nominations invited for PIL (ACRL Publications in Librarianship) editor

Applications/nominations invited for PIL editor

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) now is accepting applications for the position of editor of ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL), a series of monographic and edited volumes that reports research and scholarly thinking in academic and research librarianship. The editor is appointed for a non-renewable five-year term.

Applicants must be a member of the American Library Association (ALA) and ACRL. Candidates should have experience in research and writing, the ability to evaluate submissions and edit manuscripts, skills in working with authors and an understanding of publishing. The editor is expected to chair two editorial board meetings a year at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

Together with a four- to seven-member editorial board, the editor is charged with encouraging research and writing that is appropriate for the series, identifying topics and authors for new books, refereeing submissions and editing manuscripts for publication. The current editorial board is developing a number of promising proposals, and the new editor will oversee some of these to publication as well as develop others.

A number of noteworthy works has been produced for the series ranging from single-authored monographs to edited collections. Recent publications include: Centers for Learning: Writing Centers and Academic Libraries in Collaboration, Publications in Librarianship no. 58, James K. Elmborg and Sheril Hook (2005); Colleges, Code, and Copyright: The Impact of Digital Networks and Technological Controls on Copyright and the Dissemination of Information in Higher Education, Publications in Librarianship no. 57, Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright (2005); The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Cultures, Environments, Publications in Librarianship, no. 56, John M. Budd (2005).

The new editor will serve on a volunteer basis and succeed Charles A. (Tony) Schwartz, whose term ends in July 2008. Interviews of candidates will take place at the 2007 Midwinter Meeting and, following approval by the ACRL Publications Committee and ACRL Board, the successful candidate will serve as associate editor from July 2007 to July 2008, before assuming the editorship.

Persons wishing to be considered for the five-year term of editor should communicate their interest by submitting a resume along with a statement of qualifications and names of three references by December 1, 2006 to: Dawn Mueller, Production Editor, ACRL, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, 312-280-251, E-mail: Additional information about the Publications in Librarianship series is available from: Charles A. (Tony) Schwartz, Florida International University, Green Library, University Park Campus, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33174-2516, (305) 348-2982, E-mail: 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.