ALCTS Newsletter Online Editor (Beverley Geer) Marcia Tuttle 13 Aug 1999 19:05 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 12:57:44 -0600 From: Beverley Geer <bgeer@LIBR.UTEP.EDU> Subject: ALCTS Newsletter Online Editor ALCTS Newsletter Editor ALCTS invites applications for Editor of the ALCTS Newsletter Online, is a quarterly electronic newsletter accessible on the World Wide Web. The editor is appointed for a nonrenewable five-year term, beginning after the 2000 annual conference. The ALCTS Newsletter contains announcements and reports of ALCTS organizational developments, educational programs, committee work, and other activities. The editor is responsible for determining the content of each issue; for soliciting, screening, editing, and/or writing all copy to appear in the newsletter; and for correcting, revising, and approving layouts produced by ALA Production Services. The editor serves as an ex-officio member of the ALCTS Board of Directors and the ALCTS Publications Committee and is responsible for informing these bodies of issues and developments affecting the newsletter and to receive input regarding general content and priorities. The editor also works with the ALCTS Executive Director and other ALCTS Headquarters staff members to ensure full coverage of ALCTS activities and to coordinate Newsletter content with ALCTS Network News (AN2), ALCTS' e-mail news bulletin. Requirements include demonstrated writing and editing ability; familiarity with needs and issues facing professionals employed in areas of ALCTS interests (collection development and management, acquisition of library materials, cataloging and classification, serials management, and preservation); ability to work with deadlines; and experience with hardware and software used in the production and transmission of electronic text. Membership in ALCTS is required as is attendance at both annual and midwinter conferences. Desirable qualifications include experience in producing Web documents using HTML and prior experience on ALCTS committees. The deadline for applications is November 1, 1999. A letter explaining the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the editor position and a current vita should be submitted to ALCTS, ALA, 50 E. Huron St. Chaigo IL 60611. The Search Committee expects to conduct interviews at the January 2000 Midwinter Conference in San Antonio.