June 11, 2019Melanie Schlosser
The LPC Board seeks nominations for the volunteer position of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Library Publishing Curriculum. Created in partnership with the Educopia Institute as part of a project generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Curriculum is moving to its permanent home as an ongoing program of the LPC. The EIC will provide leadership related to the Curriculum for the LPC, its Board of Directors, and, eventually, for the Library Publishing Curriculum Editorial Board (to be formed in 2020). The EIC will serve a three-year, renewable term, reporting to the LPC Board.
The EIC will be responsible for setting the vision for the future direction of Library Publishing Curriculum development and for maintaining the highest editorial quality of the Library Publishing Curriculum. Key aspects of this position include:
- Serve as an ambassador and advocate for the Curriculum.
- Under the direction of LPC’s Board and in collaboration with LPC staff, the EIC will develop requirements and a strategy for establishing an online home for the Curriculum on LPC’s website and oversee the implementation of that strategy.
- Develop proposals for the Curriculum Editorial Board; proposals may include new content or updates needed to the Curriculum, new offerings of the Curriculum, and opportunities for the Curriculum to have a global impact.
- Guide the formation of the inaugural Curriculum Editorial Board (to be launched September 2020).
When the Curriculum Editorial Board is in place, the EIC will:
- Set agendas for and facilitate Editorial Board monthly meetings.
- Work in tandem with, and provide leadership for, the Editorial Board as it identifies maintenance and development needs for the Curriculum, oversees (and occasionally performs) that work, and promotes the wide adoption and use of the Curriculum.
- Accomplishment and expertise in library publishing, and a keen interest in expanding professional capacity in the field
- Research and publishing experience or curriculum development experience
- Strong organizational and leadership skills
- Strong communication skills
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Time to dedicate to a demanding service role (up to 4 hours/wk)
Nominees do not need to work at an LPC member institution.
Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted through June 30th via this nomination form. Nominated individuals will be invited to provide a C.V. and a statement of interest by July 31st. LPC’s Board, working with a search committee made up of Board members and community members involved in the original Library Publishing Curriculum project, will review candidates and select the EIC. The new EIC will start on October 1st.