Call for Editor-in-Chief of Public Services Quarterly
About the Role
We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background covering public service issues in academic libraries, as well as the passion to drive the Journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic and professional career timetable.
Public Services Quarterly is an international, peer-reviewed journal covering a broad spectrum of public service issues in academic libraries, presenting practical strategies for implementing new initiatives and research-based insights into effective practices. The Journal publishes research-based and theoretical articles as well as case studies that advance the understanding of public services, including reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Articles may examine creative ways to use technology to assist students and faculty.
Public Services Quarterly also publishes a strong selection of continuing columns with the aim to keep public service librarians up to date on the latest resources. Other columns illuminate the thoughts of graduate students in graduate library and information science programs worldwide; key issues in technology as they relate to public services; fresh marketing ideas; and issues confronting academic special libraries.
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions, with the support of column editors and an editorial board. He, or she, will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. Public Services Quarterly utilises an online editorial office system, ScholarOne Manuscripts, and production tracking system and the Editor-in-Chief will be supported by Taylor & Francis production and peer review colleagues through the publication process.
Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses and will work with the Editor-in-Chief to organise editorial board meetings, supplying annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal
Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.
Interested in applying?
Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:
- Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
- Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
- Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
- The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Column Editors and to build a diverse, inclusive editorial board
The role will formally begin from the 2022 volume. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.
Submitting your Application
If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Public Services Quarterly please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Liz Colquhoun, Global Head of Portfolio, heritage and Library & Information Science, [email protected]. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:
- Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
- How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
- How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
- How you would work with authors
Closing date for applications: 14th April 2021
Public Services Quarterly covers a broad spectrum of public service issues in academic libraries, presenting practical strategies for implementing new initiatives and research-based insights into effective practices. The journal publishes research-based and theoretical articles as well as case studies that advance the understanding of public services, including reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons.