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Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP) Seeks a Co-Editor

April 1, 2014

Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP) Seeks a Co-Editor

  •          This is a two-year renewable term volunteer opportunity, beginning January, 2015.


  • Work in close collaboration with a co-editor to manage all aspects of Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, producing 2 issues each year.
  • Oversee all submissions moving through the publication process from initial submission to peer review, revision, layout, and final proofreading.
  • Work closely with a volunteer editorial team including news editors, copy editors, and layout editors.
  • Recruit and communicate with peer-reviewers as needed.
  • Communicate and work with authors to provide feedback on submissions as well as strong editorial guidance as needed.
  • Prepare editorials for each issue.
  • Oversee use of Online Journal System (OJS) software platform by authors, reviewers, and editorial staff, answering questions about its functionality and recommending best practices
  • Conduct or assist with training of new editorial staff
  • Remain in close communication with the journal publisher, the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh and the journal sponsor, the College & Research Division (CRD) of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA).
  • Solicit submissions for all types of articles.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience writing for professional publications.  Editorial experience preferred.
  • Significant experience working in Pennsylvania libraries.
  • Knowledge of issues related to open access scholarly publishing.
  • Current member of the College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Co -Editor must be willing and able to respond to numerous email messages in a timely manner.


  •          Submit a letter of interest and a resume to Val Lynn, PaLA College & Research Division Chair.
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