PURPOSE: The AALL Spectrum Editorial Board helps shape, solicit, and curate the content of AALL Spectrum.
CHARGE: The AALL Spectrum Editorial Board serves as a group of advisors to the AALL Spectrum editorial director to help shape, solicit, and curate content for the magazine based on the professional needs of AALL members. The goal is to develop, identify, and publish articles about current and emerging trends and practices in the profession that will support AALL members in their work as legal information professionals.
Content for the magazine will relate to six content areas that reinforce AALL’s Strategic Directions and overall education program. The content areas are:
- Marketing & Communications
- Management & Leadership
- Career Development
- Information Technology
- Best Practices
TIME COMMITMENT: Members of board meet in person once a year at the AALL Annual Meeting. They are also required to take part in monthly conference calls to discuss potential submissions and content for upcoming issues of AALL Spectrum.
QUALIFICATIONS: Members of the board reflect the diversity of AALL members in terms of library type; areas of subject interest; and age, gender, and minority status. Qualified candidates should have strong professional networks, expertise in one or more content areas, and be comfortable reaching out to potential authors for content. Experience in writing, editing, and publication production is also considered.
TENURE: Members of the AALL Spectrum Editorial Board serve for a two-year term.
SIZE: The AALL Spectrum Editorial Board consists of a chair (editorial director), six members, and a staff liaison.
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:
Goal I: Knowledge
Goal II: Community
Goal III: Leadership
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES/STRUCTURES: The AALL Spectrum Editorial Board works with the AALL Spectrum editorial director and AALL staff.