Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Call for Editorial Board Members - Information Technology and Libraries

Information Technology and Libraries [ITAL] is LITA’s quarterly, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. If you are a LITA member who is interested in furthering the scholarly record for library technology and have a background in information technology in academic, public, or other libraries, this is the opportunity for you.

As ITAL marks its 50th anniversary, the ITAL Editorial Board has a critical role to play in building the foundation for the journal’s next 50 years. The Editorial Board should reflect the wide broad diversity of the LITA membership. Members of the Board have several key responsibilities:
  1. Reviewing articles submitted to the journal and providing guidance to the editor on suitability for the journal and contribution to the field;
  2. Shaping the direction and strategy for the journal; and
  3. Soliciting and developing articles from your peers.

Duties. In addition to reviewing 1-2 submissions a month, Board members are expected to participate in monthly online Board meetings. Attendance at ALA Annual and Midwinter is not required. A term of service is two years (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020); an individual may serve up to two consecutive terms.

More Information. See the Information Technologies and Libraries website or the ITAL Editorial Board committee page on the LITA website. Still have questions? Please contact me (details below) or any current member of the Editorial Board.

How to Apply. Complete your application, which includes a brief (no more than 200 word) statement of interest by April 15, 2018. Please include a description of how you could enhance the board’s diversity, on any dimension you feel is important.

Ken Varnum, Editor