Law Library Journal Editor

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*Law Library Journal Fact Sheet

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:
Editor of Law Library Journal

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUMMARY: Generates editorial content for quarterly issues of Law Library Journal consistent
with the editorial policy set by the Executive Board and that meets the needs and
interests of members.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Five years; appointment renewable.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Overall responsibility for the content and quality of Law Library Journal. Reviews manuscripts submitted for publication and responds to submitters as appropriate. Responds to queries from individuals interested in submitting manuscripts for consideration. Solicits manuscripts for publication as necessary.

Provides substantive and stylistic editing of articles. Establishes and conforms to publication deadlines set in consultation with ALA Production Services to produce a timely publication, on a quarterly basis, that stays within the budgetary guidelines established by the Executive Board.

Consults with the Law Library Journal Board of Editors to fulfill its charge on appropriate policy and editorial matters. Serves as an ex-officio member of the Law Library Journal Board of Editors.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: 
Publications Manager; Executive Director; American Library Association (ALA) Production Services; and the Law Library Journal Board of Editors.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree and MLS and/or JD.
  • Demonstrated ability as a writer and/or editor.
  • Substantial experience in the law library profession. Must be knowledgeable about the people and developments within AALL and the profession.
  • Member of AALL with a record of involvement and active participation.

TO APPLY:
Send in a cover letter and resume; writing and editing samples may be requested.
Honorarium provided.