RBM Editor Applications/Nominations Deadline Extended to December 20

The deadline for applications and nominations for the position of editor of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, the biannual research journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), has been extended to December 20, 2022.

The editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for two additional three-year terms. Membership in ALA and ACRL is required at the time of appointment. 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. Additional details on the position are available in the editor description document (PDF). ACRL provides an annual honorarium for the editor.

Appointment will be made by the ACRL Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the search committee and the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee. The incoming editor will assume editorial responsibility in July 2023.

Nominations or resumes and letters of application, including the names of three references, should be sent to:

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 20, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Finalists will be interviewed online when the position is closed.