The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a Member Editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA). JRLYA publishes high-quality research on library services to young adults quarterly. The position term would begin with the Spring 2011 issue. The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2011.

The Member Editor will be responsible for the textual and graphic content of the quarterly publication, and will work closely with YALSA’s Research Journal Advisory Board, member groups and YALSA’s Communications Specialist to solicit manuscripts and oversee the peer review process. The Member Editor will also edit and proof all copy for each issue.

Applicants must have research and editorial experience, excellent communications skills, the technical capacity to work in an online environment, and be YALSA members. Experience in library service to young adults and knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style is preferred.

For a complete description of the position and list of qualifications, please see the JRLYA Member Editor position description.

The Member Editor will be selected by Feb. 28, 2011. The term of the appointment is one year beginning with work on the Spring 2011 issue, with the option to extend the contract for another two years. The Member Editor will receive an honorarium of $500 per issue and $500 to attend each of ALA’s Midwinter and Annual Conferences. Please note that this is not a staff position and does not include salary or benefits.

Candidates must send a cover letter, resume which includes editing experiences, and a sample of published work to: Stephanie Kuenn, YALSA Communications Specialist, at All resumes, etc. must be submitted via email. For further information contact Stephanie Kuenn by email or phone: or 1-800-545-2433, extension 2128. To learn more about the publication visit

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

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