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Exciting opportunity with the Journal of Information Literacy



The Journal of Information Literacy seeks an Editor-in-Chief to manage the content, quality, and direction of the journal.

Established in 2007, the journal aims to push the boundaries of information literacy thinking in theory, practice and method; and to develop deep and critical understandings of the role, contribution and impact of information literacies in everyday contexts, education and the workplace.

The Journal of Information Literacy is the professional journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), and is proudly open access.

The journal is run by a dedicated voluntary team including the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Copy Editors, supported by an Editorial Board. The Editor-in-Chief has overall responsibility for the journal’s content and for the quality of articles and project reports selected for publication. This role (like all other JIL Editorial Board positions) is unpaid, but expenses are covered by the Information Literacy Group.

Find out more about what the Editor in Chief role entails, including key duties, time commitment and person specification

The current Editor-in-Chief will stand down in January 2020, but will work with the incoming Editor to select and shape the content of the June 2020 issue.

Next steps

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Emma Coonan at lbrgoddess@gmail.com. She will be delighted to discuss how your experience could fit into and develop this role.

To express your interest, please apply in writing outlining how you would address the role, and send with a brief CV noting previous relevant experience and a list of any relevant publications, to Michelle O’Connell, Managing Editor, oconnem@edgehill.ac.uk, by Monday, 20th January, 2020.

Applications will be considered by the Editorial Board on Friday, 24th January and all applicants will contacted by 3rd February 2020.

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