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Library Student Journal staff openings April 19, 2007

Posted by apenningster in Student Stuff.

[This announcement has come across various listservs – any of these would be fabulous opportunities for students who are interested in publishing!]


Attention library and information science students:


Need to flex your scholarly muscles? Want to pump up your resume and

stay at the forefront of your field? Library Student

Journal(http://www.librarystudentjournal.org) is a great way to gain

experience and keep up your LIS IQ while (net)working with colleagues

around the world. LSJ, a student-run online publication started by

Masters students in the Library Science program at the University at

Buffalo, is looking for an Editor-in-Chief, Section Editors,

Copyeditors, Web Editors/Metadata Catalogers, and Proofreaders. We

welcome applications from graduate students and chartership candidates

in the Library and

Information Science (LIS) field around the world.


Volunteering with LSJ is a great opportunity to work on a peer-edited

Open Access journal. Please review the position descriptions below and

apply by May 15, 2007. Applications should be directed to

lis-lsj@buffalo.edu and include

the following:


Name and Contact Information

College/University/Library affiliation

Expected date of graduation (or chartership completion)

Expected time commitment in hours/week

Reason for applying

What you anticipate learning from the position

Include any blog, website, or online example of your abilities

Any particular interest in online or Open Access publishing





The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for maintaining a consistently high

editorial and ethical standard.  The position requires daily

communication with readers, authors, reviewers, staff members, and the

Editorial Board. The Editor-in-Chief evaluates all newly received

submissions, assigns manuscripts suitable for peer-review to a Section

Editor, personally edits all Editorials and Essays, and makes the

final decision to publish or not. The Editor-in-Chief is involved in


aspect of the editing and publishing process, including working

closely with the Webmaster on technical issues. The Editor-in-Chief is

the principal writer for the Editors’ Blog and coordinates

contributions from the Editorial Board.


The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent writing skills and

will be an able and tactful editor of others’ work.  This position

will require that you stay up to date on current topics of interest to

the LIS field and be willing to take part in a variety of activities

to promote the journal, including providing interviews to other

publications.  And the it requires that you have a good grasp of the

issues and standards of scholarly journalism and Open Access



Estimated weekly time commitment: 15 hours.


Email lis-lsj@buffalo.edu with “editor in chief application” in the

subject. Please attach a resume, a letter of intent, and a sample of

your writing (not more than 1000 words).If you are chosen to the

shortlist we will then ask for references and ask you to edit a sample




Section Editor


Section Editors guide manuscripts submitted to the Articles section of

the journal through the peer-review process. Section Editors choose

suitable reviewers for each paper then use the completed reviews to

make a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief.  Section Editors work

closely with authors of accepted manuscripts to revise their work to

an acceptable standard, based on reviewer comments and their own

revision requests.


Estimated weekly time commitment: 5 hours


Email lis-lsj@buffalo.edu with “section editor application” as the

subject line.  Please attach a writing sample (not more than 1000

words) and a resume/CV.


LSJ seeks 3 Section Editors.





Copyeditors work with authors of accepted manuscripts to improve the

style, grammar, and organization of their papers.  A successful

copyeditor has an excellent eye for detail, an ability to see the big

picture, and a tact for communicating revision requests to authors in

a respectful manner.


Email lis-lsj@buffalo.edu with “section editor application” as the

subject line.  Please attach a resume/CV and a writing sample (not

more than 1000 words).


LSJ seeks 3 Copyeditors.





Proofreaders review copyedited manuscripts for spelling, punctuation,

grammar, and proper LSJ format.  A successful proofreader will have an

excellent eye for detail.


Email lis-lsj@buffalo.edu with “proofreader application” as the subject line.


LSJ seeks 5 Proofreaders.



Web Editor


Web Editors will create HTML documents for the online publication of

journal articles, using established templates and documentation, based

on Microsoft Word documents that have been peer-reviewed and edited.

These documents will be translated into printable PDF versions.  After

this process, the student will enter metadata into the online

publication system (a Dublin Core-based scheme), edit the

author-supplied abstract or create a new one as appropriate, and will

select subject terms from a controlled vocabulary to enable searching

and browsing.


Email lis-lsj@buffalo.edu with “web editor application” as the subject

line.  In the body of the email please give any particular areas of

expertise or experience you think will help you in this position


LSJ seeks 3 Web Editors




Shannon Smith, Marketing Manager


Eli Guinnee, Editor-in-Chief





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