WESS Newsletter Editor
Vacancy Annoucement

Spring 1997, Vol. 20, no. 2

Association of College & Research Libraries
©American Library Association

CHANGE OF EDITOR: In accordance with the procedures set forth in the Western European Specialists Section Officers' Manual, the current editor's final term in office comes to an end in mid-1998. To assure a smooth transition, a successor is to be chosen a year in advance and works with the incumbent during her last year (1997-98).

FUNCTION: The editor of the WESS Newsletter identifies, seeks, acquires, and reviews potential articles, columns, and news items for the Newsletter; sets editorial policy: edits copy and prepares text for print; and produces camera-ready copy twice a year (fall and spring) for submission by deadline to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The editor also maintains and supplies to ACRL a list of non-WESS members and associations which receive the Newsletter. In addition, the editor works with WESS officers and committee chairs and ACRL staff and board members to assure a budget sufficient to support the publishing schedule agreed to by the Section and ACRL, and to seek outside funds if needed. The editor also attends WESS Executive Committee meetings at the mid-winter and annual conferences and serves ex-officio on the Publications Committee. Applicants should consult the WESS Officers' Manual for further details.

LENGTH OF TERM: The editor shall serve a three-year appointment which may be renewed once at the discretion of the WESS Chair, in consultation with the Executive Committee and the Chair of the Publications Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS: The editor must be a member of WESS. He/She must have the support (technology, time, such assistance as may be necessary) to submit camera-ready copy to ACRL in accordance with the stated deadlines. Experience in WESS and wide-ranging contacts in the library community relating to western European studies are desirable.

SELECTION OF THE EDITOR: Applicants should send an application with resume, a writing sample, a description of available hardware, software, and local support (staff, time), and a statement of interest, to:

Diana Chlebek
WESS Chair
Bierce Library
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-1707

The WESS Chair makes the selection in consultation with the Chair of the Publications Committee and with the Executive Committee. DEADLINE for applications is June 15, 1997.


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