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JIL: Vacancy for role of Book Review Editor

The Journal of Information Literacy is recruiting for a new Book Review Editor. This is an exciting time to join JIL as we migrate to a new journal hosting platform. The full position description is below. The role is voluntary and estimated to take 4-6 hours/month. Training will be provided! Please send expressions of interest of no more than 200 words to JIL by Sunday 23 April (end of day). Questions? Please contact us. We’re happy to chat about the role!

Main role / Job purpose
The post holder will be responsible for soliciting reviews on information literacy (IL) books, reports etc. for publication in the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL).
JIL is an international, peer-reviewed, open access academic journal that aims to investigate information literacy (IL) within a wide range of settings.  JIL is the journal of the CILIP Information Literacy group.
Key responsibilities
  •     Obtain information literacy publications for review from publishers.
  •     Find book reviewers for each title by advertising on the LIS-INFOLITERACY email list.
  •     Allocate information literacy publications for review and monitor progress of reviews.
  •     Participate in the editing process of book reviews and liaise with reviewers with regard to edits (in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief).
  •     Ensure articles are prepared for publication by:
    •         allocating book reviews to copyeditors for copy editing
    •         monitoring work progress
  •     Contribute to the provision of regular reports, with the Editor-in-Chief, to the CILIP Information Literacy group.
Knowledge and experience
The postholder will have an interest in information literacy. In addition, it would be desirable for the post holder to have experience of book reviewing and / or editing and using an open access journal management system, although this is not essential.
Time Commitment
 4-6 hours/month.
 Person Specification
  • Personally publishing articles or working on a team who publishes a journal or blog: Desirable
  • Experience of working in a library or related service area: Desirable
  • Experience of working with publishers: Desirable
  • Experience of managing a team: Desirable
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of current information literacy issues: Essential
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines: Desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: Essential

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