Applications and nominations are invited for the position of editor of Rare Books & Manuscripts (RBM), the biannual research journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). 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.
Appointment will be made by the ACRL Board of Directors following the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting upon the recommendation of the search committee and the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee. The incoming editor will assume editorial responsibility in July 2017.
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 October 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Finalists will be interviewed by phone when the position is closed.