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Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 09:07:11 -0500
From: Steven Hofmann <shofmann@ALA.ORG>
Subject: AASL seeking new co-editor for Knowledge Quest

AASL seeking new co-editor for Knowledge Quest

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the
American Library Association, is seeking a new co-editor for its print
journal Knowledge Quest.  Deadline for applications is May 1, 2000.  The
appointment begins August 1, 2000.

Published bimonthly September through June, Knowledge Quest is devoted to
offering substantive information to assist building-level library media
specialists, supervisors, library educators, and other decision-makers
concerned with the development of school library media programs and
services.  Feature articles and columns address the integration of theory
and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education,
learning theory, and relevant disciplines.

Appointed by the AASL president, the new co-editor will share the
responsibility of editorial direction, textual content and manuscript
development with continuing co-editor Debbie Abilock, librarian at The
Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif.  The co-editors are supported by the
Knowledge Quest Editorial Board, whose members serve as consultants in the
development of guidelines and policies for the publication of the journal.
Business management, production and publishing are handled through AASL
staff and ALA Production Services.

This co-editor position is open to any AASL personal member or potential
member whose professional experience and writing and/or editing background
would enable him or her to produce a high quality publication that
addresses the diverse interests of the readership.  Like all AASL
committee appointments, this is a volunteer, unpaid position.  However,
the division provides a travel budget for the co-editors to attend ALA
Midwinter Meetings and ALA Annual Conferences as well as funds for some
expenses incurred in editing the journal.  The co-editors are also
eligible for complimentary "press" registration for ALA Midwinter
Meetings, ALA Annual Conferences and AASL National Conferences.
Attendance at these events is a requirement of the position.  Other
requirements include the ability to work within established deadlines and
commitment to devoting the necessary time to the editors' work.  ! The
co-editor can expect to devote an average of 5-6 hours per week to the
journal, although actual demands on the editors' time fluctuate
considerably during the year.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please submit by Monday,
May 1, 2000: * a letter indicating your reasons for seeking the position
and describing your knowledge of the priorities and goals of AASL; * a
copy of your resume; * up to three samples of articles you have written
and/or written material you have edited; and * three letters of reference.
Send the above to Steven Hofmann, c/o Knowledge Quest Co-editor Search,
American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL
60611-2795.  For more information, contact Mr. Hofmann at 800-545-2433,
ext. 4389; e-mail:

Selected candidates will be interviewed by the AASL Executive Committee at
the ALA 2000 Annual Conference in Chicago, July 6-12.

Steven L. Hofmann
Coordinator of Communications
Managing Editor, Knowledge Quest

American Association of School Librarians
a division of the American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2795

800-545-2433, ext. 4389
312-280-4389 direct
312-664-7459 fax