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Join the ITAL Editorial Board

Information Technology and Libraries [ITAL] is LITA’s quarterly, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. If you are a LITA member who is interested in furthering the scholarly record for library technology, apply to serve on the ITAL Editorial Board.

The Board has a critical role to play in building the foundation for the journal’s next 50 years and as such, we try to make it reflect the broad diversity of the LITA membership. Members of the Board have several key responsibilities:

  • Reviewing articles submitted to the journal and providing guidance to the editor on suitability for the journal and contribution to the field;
  • Shaping the direction and strategy for the journal; and
  • Soliciting and developing articles from your peers.

Subject Expertise: In particular, we need editorial reviewers in the areas of user experience, library services platforms and metadata management, and discovery systems. However, individuals with expertise in all areas at the intersection of libraries and technologies are encouraged to apply.

Duties: In addition to reviewing 2-3 submissions each quarter, Board members are expected to participate in monthly online meetings. Attendance at ALA Annual and Midwinter is not required. A term of service is two years (July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021), and an individual may serve up to two consecutive terms.

More Information: See the Information Technologies and Libraries website or the ITAL Editorial Board page. Still have questions? Please contact ITAL Editor Ken Varnum or any current member of the Editorial Board.

How to Apply: Complete your application, which includes a brief statement of interest by May 18, 2019. Please include a description of how you could enhance the Board’s diversity on any dimension you feel is important.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA publications, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org.

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