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[PADG:903] ALCTS Seeks LRTS Editor

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services 
(ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), 
seeks to appoint an editor for its journal Library Resources & 
Technical Services.  The successful candidate will serve as 
editor designate during the period between confirmation and 
assuming editorship for volume 45, number 1.  The editor's five-
year term covers calendar years 2001-2005.

The editor of LRTS, with the assistance of an editorial board, 
strives to achieve a balance among the articles published in the 
journal so that the interests of each of the sections of ALCTS is 
represented.  The editor serves as an ex-officio member of 
selected ALCTS committees and is expected to attend the ALA 
Midwinter and Annual meetings.

Requirements include demonstrated writing and editing ability, 
familiarity with current research issues and with needs of 
professionals working in the areas of ALCTS interests, ability to 
work with deadlines, and commitment to devoting the necessary 
time to the editor's work.  Desirable qualifications include 
prior experience on ALCTS committees.

LRTS is an official quarterly publication of ALCTS and contains 
refereed articles in the fields of cataloging and classification, 
acquisitions, collection development and management, serials, 
preservation, and general technical services.  It also contains 
reviews of books and other materials as well as official reports 
of ALCTS activities.

Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter; a statement 
describing the role of LRTS in the profession and indicating 
reasons for seeking the editorship; the names and contact 
information for three references; and at least two writing 
samples, preferably works edited for publication by the 

Send nominations and applications to: 
Karen Muller
ALCTS Executive Director
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Applications accepted until the position is filled; those 
arriving by April 15, 2000 will receive first consideration.  The 
search committee (John Riemer, chair; Sheila Intner; Kerry Keck; 
Margaret Rohdy; and Karen Muller) will interview candidates at 
the ALA annual conference in Chicago, July 2000.

Additional information on LRTS may be found at 

 -- Karen Muller
    Executive Director, LAMA/ALCTS
    American Library Association
    50 East Huron Street
    Chicago, IL 60611 USA
Toll free: 800-545-2433 x5031
Direct:    312-280-5031
Fax:        312-280-5033

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