Call for Co-Editor

The ARLIS/NA Diversity and Inclusion Committee is looking for a new member/co-editor to help manage The Art of Diversity, the Diversity Committee’s online publication. Since its inauguration in 2018, the blog publishes perspectives on identity, experience and representation in art librarianship as well as interviews with Diversity Forum speakers and art information professionals working on DEI initiatives.

The co-editor will:
– Work with the Diversity Committee and their peer co-editor to edit or develop new guidelines and policies for the blog
– Attend ARLIS Diversity and Inclusion Committee meetings once a month
– Manage and work with contributors within and outside ARLIS/NA
– Review and edit posts from guests and Committee members
– Find appropriate artwork to accompany the articles
– Update and publish the content using the WordPress content management system
– Come up with new ideas for blog posts
– Work up to the goal of publishing one post per month

If you are interested in diversity, equity and inclusion and art librarianship and would like to get more involved in ARLIS, this is a great opportunity for both early career and more experienced librarians. No previous WordPress, copy-editing or content management experience is necessary, the current co-editor and the Diversity Committee will train and support you in this new role. We ask that you commit to at least one year, with the possibility to remain co-editor for up to 3 years. Send a brief email with your name, role, and a short description of why you’d like to join to Diversity Committee Chair, Natisha Harper, at natisha.n.harper@gmail.com.

Have questions? Feel free to reach out to current Art of Diversity co-editor, Marianne Williams at mw052@uark.edu.

Not sure you want to commit to being co-editor, but you have a great idea you want to share with your ARLIS/NA peers on DEI and art information?

Check out our Guest Post Guidelines:
We welcome guest authors on topics related to diversity and inclusion, social justice, equity, art/visual resource information, librarianship, and library practice that are of interest to ARLIS members. Ideally, we aim for posts to be between 250-500 words, with 1-3 images with copyright and citation information. We encourage guest writers to be less formal than other professional and academic writing venues, and ask that all key terms and acronyms are defined and explained. Reach out to Art of Diversity co-editor, Marianne Williams at mw052@uark.edu.

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