ACRL invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of Rare Books & Manuscripts (RBM), the biannual, scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for an additional three years. Applicants must be a member of ALA and ACRL.
Qualifications include professional experience in academic libraries, a record of scholarly publication, editing experience, an ability to meet publication deadlines, an understanding of the scholarly communication process, and a broad knowledge of the issues confronting academic libraries.
Appointment will be made by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2008 Annual Conference upon the recommendation of the search committee and of the ACRL Publications Committee. The incoming editor will assume full responsibility upon appointment in July 2008.
Nominations or resumes and letters of application, including the names of three references, should be sent to:
RBM Search Committee
c/o Dawn Mueller
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
The deadline for receipt of applications is March 28, 2008.
Finalists will be interviewed at the ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, 2008.