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Friday, May 20, 2011

Call for Applicants: ALA IRRT International Leads Editor. Due June 15

To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Eve Nyren at enyren@placerlibrary.org

Applications are due by June 15, 2011.

International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Leads Editor
Volunteer Position Available Beginning June 2011 after the ALA Annual
Conference in New Orleans.

Do you want to play a significant role in promoting international librarianship and the activities of the International Relations Round Table? You can do so by volunteering to serve a two-year term as the editor of IRRT's official publication International Leads (IL).  The position will begin in June 2011 after the Annual Conference in New Orleans.

IL Editor Description:

The Editor of International Leads is responsible for the official organ of the International Relations Round Table, in conjunction with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

The purpose of IL is to disseminate information about international librarianship and the activities of the Round Table. IL seeks to support Round Table and Association objectives by bringing IRRT's members news and articles that help them understand and react to recent developments in international librarianship.

Because IL is the official publication of the IRRT, the editor has a particular responsibility to convey to IRRT members and other readers full and accurate information on the activities, purpose and goals of the Round Table. Previous issues are available on the IRRT website at:http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/irrt/intlleads/internationalleads.cfm

IL is published quarterly, edited by a member volunteer and printed through the production facilities of ALA's Publishing Services Department. It is indexed in Wilson Omnifile.

The IL Editor will serve a two-year term, renewable once.  The term begins at the end of the ALA Annual Conference in June 2011 and runs for two calendar (volume) years.


Coordinate International Leads working with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

Have responsibility for the content, form and design of IL within the parameters of ALA and IRRT policies and in consultation with the IRRT Publications Committee, the IRRT Executive Board, the ALA International Relations Office (IRO).

Seek manuscripts and encourage the submission of high-quality articles.

Review all submitted manuscripts in light of the philosophy, purpose, and general style of the publication.  Correspond with authors regarding acceptable, rewriting and resubmission, or rejection of articles.

Edit and proof manuscript copy.

Assume final authority for all content in each issue of IL.

Serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IRRT Publications Committee
and the IRRT Executive Board.


Experience in publishing and/or journalism, either in editing or writing, sufficient to be able to produce a high-quality publication that addresses interests of the readership.

Effective communication skills.

Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of international librarianship.

Membership in the International Relations Round Table.

Attendance at both the ALA Midwinter Conference and the ALA Annual
Conference is required.

Reports to:

IRRT Publications Committee
IRRT Executive Board

To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Eve Nyren, Chair-elect of IRRT. Applications should include a brief statement about your interest in the position and a description of your skills and background relevant to the position.  Please include a current resume or CV.  Applications are due by June 15, 2011 for review by the IRRT Executive Board. Applications in electronic format by email are preferable.   Candidate interviews will be held at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, June 25, 2011.

Eve Alison Nyren
IRRT Chair-elect, 2010-2011
Manager, Rocklin Public Library
5460 Fifth Street
Rocklin, CA

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