Posted by Scott W. H. Young on 2022-09-27
Weave is currently seeking new members for our editorial board. Read more below about the position and how to apply:
Weave: Journal of Library User Experience has an active, collaborative, highly engaged editorial board. Like all positions at Weave, board members are volunteers and work remotely from anywhere in the world.
Board members take on a variety of tasks to support the continued success of Weave. They partner with the editors, the board chair, and other board members to get work done. This might include updating and improving Weave’s online presence, recruiting sponsors and fundraising, communicating with potential authors, improving journal workflows, and more. Learn more about our editorial philosophy and meet our team.
Weave values diversity, inclusion, and equity-centered design. We recognize systemic inequities in academic publishing and are developing more inclusive editorial practices. We are requiring inclusive language from authors through our style guide, have added a name change process to our Author Rights statement, and are exploring open peer review, the ability for authors to disclose pronouns, and ways to advance the work of marginalized scholars.
Weave believes that user experience must be inclusive of the experiences of all users, and we are actively building an editorial staff that reflects that diversity. To this end we specifically encourage people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities to apply for Weave positions. Perspectives from all users and practitioners enrich the journal.
Successful board members have:
An interest in and dedication to improving user experience within libraries
A commitment to open access and sustainable models of open scholarship
Experience or interest in soliciting and reviewing scholarly, peer-reviewed content
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Creativity, ingenuity, and a knack for problem solving
As a member of our editorial board, you’ll spend approximately 3–10 hours a month on the journal, working collaboratively with the editors and board. Your duties will include:
Attending monthly virtual meetings with the rest of the Weave team
Participating in communication between meetings (e.g. Slack, Google Drive, email)
Serving on standing working groups and/or special project teams (e.g. social media, fundraising, website)
Conducting peer review for approximately 1–3 article(s) per year
Submitting annual performance feedback to Weave editors
As needed, serving on search teams for new editors
As needed, voting for board member appointments
The board chair or editor-in-chief does a call for board members as needed. The Weave team reviews applications and makes appointments based on the needs of the journal. While the size of the board changes over time, it is always larger than the number of editors and tends to include between six and fifteen members.
Weave board members generally serve three-year terms, though we may stagger terms to ensure continuity. At the end of your term, you can apply to continue for additional terms. The Weave team can approve or deny the extension based on the needs of the journal. There is no limit in number of terms served.
See more details in our Weave Executive Plan.
Submit your application by email to Scott W.H. Young, Weave editor-in-chief: email@example.com.
Include your CV and a brief (2–3 paragraph) cover letter that describes how you meet the qualifications and why you’re interested in the position.
Applications due Sunday, October 23 for an initial term of January, 2023–January, 2026.
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