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Guest Editor Guidelines
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Indiana Libraries Guest Editor Guidelines:

1. It is important that each issue of Indiana Libraries, when not constrained by subject focus, represent all types of libraries. It is also important that each issue of Indiana Libraries be geographically representational. In other words, each issue of Indiana Libraries must be composed of articles about different types of libraries which have been written by members of the library community who are from geographically diverse areas of the state, in order to provide a diverse, statewide sampling of current research, articles, etc.

2. The guest editor of an issue of Indiana Libraries will work with the appropriate ILF unit(s) to produce a cooperative publication.

3. The guest editor of an issue of Indiana Libraries should have a professional background related to the scope of the issue, especially when dealing with technical or profession-specific topics.

4. The guest editor of an issue of Indiana Libraries must be prepared to review and edit articles for content, clarity, and style.

5. The specific terms and conditions of a guest editorship will be detailed in a professional services contract for that issue. The guest editor of an issue of Indiana Libraries will be required to sign the professional services contract with the Indiana Library Federation upon being selected.

6. All applicants must submit a letter of application and writing samples. The guest editor of an issue of Indiana Libraries must be an ILF member. ILF staff and/or the current volunteer editor of Indiana Libraries are eligible to apply for the position of guest editor of an issue of Indiana Libraries.

7. The ILF Publications Committee and executive office will interview each applicant for the position of guest editor and make a hiring recommendation to the ILF executive office and Board. The final and official decision will be made by the ILF Executive Board.

 

Adopted by Committee: 8/5/98

Approved by COES: 7/28/98

Ratified by ILF Executive Board: 9/9/98

 

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