Tuesday, December 04, 2007

LAMA Seeks New LA&M Associate Editor

LAMA Seeks New LA&M Associate Editor

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, 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. 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.

Applicants 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

The deadline for application is May 1, 2008. Finalists will be interviewed at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Eric C. Shoaf
LA&M Associate Editor