Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor and Communications Officer
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Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP), a peer reviewed open access journal published since 2006, is expanding and restructuring. The journal seeks to fill two positions to complete our Editorial Team. The first position is that of Associate Editor for the Classics and Reviews sections. The second position is that of Communications Officer. Candidates will be expected to be able to begin their roles by October 2016 and serve a 3 year term (with possibility of renewal).
The Associate Editor (Classics and Reviews) will be responsible for:
Contributions to the EBLIP Classics section follow a structured format designed to highlight, summarize and critically appraise research studies that have stood the test of time and that have had (and continue to have) an impact on library and information practice. Previous "Classics" have included the work of William Postell, Constance Mellon, Carol Kuhlthau, Joanne Marshall, and Robert Taylor. For an example of a Classic, see http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/1760/3331
Review articles provide a way for librarians to obtain an overview of the evidence on a particular topic, and stay current with the literature. Reviews may take on several different forms, including an overview, systematic review, meta-analysis, literature review, state-of-the-art review, or umbrella review, among others.
For more information about the Classics, Reviews, and other types of submissions accepted by EBLIP see: https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
The ideal candidate for Associate Editor (Classics and Reviews) will be well-versed in evidence based practice and research methods. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 8-10 hours per month.
The Communications Officer, a new position on the Editorial Team, will be responsible for:
The ideal candidate for Communications Officer will
have demonstrable skills and knowledge in areas of communications, preferably
in the scholarly/academic realm. Excellent written communication skills in
English are required. Experience with
developing and executing communication plans, and an interest in evidence-based librarianship and open access are considered assets. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 5-10 hours per month.
Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating the post of interest, cover letter, as well as a resume/cv to Lorie Kloda, Editor-in-Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2016.
**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.
About the journal:
Published quarterly, and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will enable librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner.
Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice website (http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP) for further information about the journal.