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

February 11, 2020

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

This is a two-year renewable-term volunteer opportunity, beginning in mid-2020.

Responsibilities
• 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 updates and editorials as appropriate.
• 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.
• Significant experience working in Pennsylvania libraries.
• Current member of the Pennsylvania Library Association and the College & Research Division.
• Excellent communication skills required. Co-Editor must be willing and able to respond to numerous email messages in a timely manner.

Preferred Qualifications
• Editorial experience.
• Knowledge of issues related to open access scholarly publishing.

Submit a letter of interest and a resume to Emily Mross, PaLA College and Research Division Chair, at CRDPALA@gmail.com

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