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International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Leads Editors

  • 1.  International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Leads Editors

    Posted Mar 29, 2023 02:10 PM

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    International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Leads Editors

    Job Description and Responsibilities


    IL Editor Description:  

    Seeking at least 3 editors.

    The Editors of International Leads are responsible for the official organ of the International Relations Round Table, in conjunction with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board. 

    The purpose of IL is to disseminate information about international librarianship and the activities of the Round Table. IL seeks to support Round Table and Association objectives by bringing IRRT's members news and articles that help them understand and react to recent developments in international librarianship. 

    Because IL is the official publication of the IRRT, the editor has a particular responsibility to convey to IRRT members and other readers full and accurate information on the activities, purpose and goals of the Round Table.

    IL is published quarterly, edited by a team of member volunteers.   

    The IL Editors will serve a two-year term, renewable once.  The term begins at the end of the ALA Annual Conference in June and runs for two calendar (volume) years.    


    Coordinate International Leads working with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

    Have the responsibility for the content, form and design of IL within the parameters of ALA and IRRT policies and in consultation with the IRRT Publications Committee, the IRRT Executive Board, the ALA International Relations Office (IRO). This includes gathering messages, writing reports from activities, researching libraries to be profiled, making calls for submissions and announcements, profiles of librarians, information on new resources for librarians, for example.

    Seek manuscripts and encourage the submission of high-quality articles, typically 4 original articles per issue and 2 interviews per issue.

    Review all submitted manuscripts in light of the philosophy, purpose, and general style of the publication.  Correspond with authors regarding acceptable, rewriting and resubmission, or rejection of articles. 

    Compose an editorial for each issue. 

    Gather news on upcoming conferences, webinars, and significant library activities around the globe.

    Edit and proof manuscript copy with input from contributors.

    Assume final authority for all content in each issue of IL.

    Serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.


    Experience in publishing and/or journalism, either in editing or writing, sufficient to be able to produce a high-quality publication that addresses interests of the readership.

    Experience with a publishing platform such as MSPublisher preferred.

    Effective communication skills.

    Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of international librarianship.

    Membership in the International Relations Round Table.

    Reports to:

    IRRT Publications Committee

    IRRT Executive Board


    Contact Dr. Whitney Bevill

    Deadline April 21, 2023

    Whitney Bevill
    Humanities Librarian
    Appalachian State University