The role holder works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the continuing success of the journal by leading the administration of the journal, co-ordinating publication schedules, and managing the operations of the editorial team. It is the Managing Editor who ensures that deadlines are met, so we need someone who is reliable, self-motivated and able to commit time to the journal throughout the year. The role is voluntary but very rewarding, working with a friendly, enthusiastic team and with opportunities to speak, if you wish, at workshops and conferences.
If you would like to be considered for this role, which is unpaid, please send a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words) indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the role description. Please send this personal statement, together with a CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Monday, 11th April 2016.
Feel free to get in touch with Cathie Jackson, the current role holder, or Dr Emma Coonan, the Editor-in-Chief, if you have any questions about the role.
Emma Coonan, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), is thrilled to let you know that volume 9(2) is now live. You'll find a full list of contents below, followed by some reflections from Emma on the experience of editing her first issue.
Jane is one of the UK’s leading professionals involved in developing and implementing Information and digital literacy strategies for the 21st century at national and international level.
Her approach has emphasised the importance of making links and disseminating beyond the library profession. In 2010-11, Jane led a funded project at LSE, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, which developed a range of open educational resources for teacher training courses. This work led to a further project in 2012 working with the Information Literacy Section of UNESCO.
Honorary Fellowship of the professional body has been awarded by CILIP and its predecessor the Library Association since 1896. It is the highest recognition given to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the library and information world. Recipients of the title join a roll call of important figures, including three-time former Prime Minster Rt. Hon Stanley Baldwin; Scottish philanthropist and library founder Andrew Carnegie; the inventor of the Dewey Decimal system used in library classification, Melvil Dewey; the poet, novelist and librarian Philip Larkin; novelist Dame Catherine Cookson; and children’s illustrator and author Shirley Hughes.
Emma is the Information Skills Librarian at UEA (University of East Anglia), Norwich. She holds an MSt and a PhD in literary theory and an MSc in Information and Library Management, and her chief research interests are information literacy, learning development and learner agency. In 2011, she was seconded to a fellowship at Wolfson College, Cambridge, to develop ‘A New Curriculum for Information Literacy’ in collaboration with Dr Jane Secker. Since then she has jointly edited two books and is currently writing a third.
Emma will be taking on the role from Dr Jane Secker, who has been appointed Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. During Jane’s three successful years as Editor-in-Chief, the journal has gone from strength to strength, with the range of content (articles, conference, student and project reports, and book reviews) continuing to grow and the publication of a themed section on school libraries and information literacy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane for her enormous contribution to the journal and wish her well in her new role.
Until the handover in June, Emma will be shadowing Jane and, from late Spring, will begin to act as Editor-In-Chief for new articles submitted to the journal.