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News Editor Needed–Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice

May 27, 2015

Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (aka PaLRaP) has an immediate need for a news editor to join its volunteer editorial team. This position is available from now through December 2016; the position is renewable for additional terms, if desired.

Responsibilities include—

  • Encouraging libraries and library staff around the Commonwealth to submit news items to PaLRaP for inclusion in the “Noteworthy” section of each issue. You can view the latest issue of “Noteworthy” at
  • Checking facts, inquiring about permissions, editing news items for clarity and length, and requesting photos to accompany submissions.
  • Working closely with other members of a volunteer editorial team.
  • Communicating and working with authors.
  • Performing copyediting and layout as needed.

PaLRaP editorial staff will provide basic training in these functions, along with training in the use of the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform.

Estimated time commitment per week: On average, 1 to 2 hours per week; additional time commitment may be needed as issue deadline approaches.

PaLRaP is a freely available, open access journal that focuses on the knowledge and experience of library and information professionals in Pennsylvania. The journal is published twice a year.

If you would like to contribute to PaLRaP’s success and are interested in this volunteer position, please contact the PaLRaP editorial team ( and provide a copy of your résumé or CV, along with a statement about your abilities and/or why this volunteer opportunity is of interest to you.

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