Call for Participation, Content Editors for the e-Science Portal for New England Librarians

The Editorial Board of the e-Science Portal for New England Librarians is looking for librarians who are passionate about emerging trends in science librarianship and interested in working as part of an editorial team to become Content Editors for the e-Science Portal for New England Librarians. Launched in 2011, the e-Science Portal is a resource for librarians, library students, information professionals, and interested individuals to learn about and discuss:

  • Library roles in e-Science
  • Fundamentals of domain sciences
  • Emerging trends in supporting networked scientific research

Currently the Editorial Board is reorganizing its content and expanding coverage to better serve the information needs of librarians interested in e-Science, new trends in science librarianship and scholarly communication, and ways that libraries are addressing the issues of the networked data age. The e-Science portal is built on a Drupal platform.

Content editors are needed for the following e-Science portal content areas:

  • Data Information Literacy:  resources, courses, information needs of researchers
  • Emerging  Trends & Technologies new roles, emerging technologies, repository tools
  • Scholarly Communication:  publishing data (including peer review, journal policies), sharing, altmetrics, citing data, identifiers, Open Data, Open Science, Open Access
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education:  competencies, courses, e-Science symposia, related professional associations and conferences, recommended websites and blogs

This call for participation is not restricted to New England librarians. Requirements for Content Editor positions include a time commitment of 3 hours per month for the following activities:

            ·          Identifying, annotating, and posting links to relevant resources on the content area page

            ·          Reviewing the content page to ensure functioning links and current information

            ·          Communicating via an e-mail discussion list with other members of the Editorial Board

            ·          Attending Editorial Board Meetings: while in person attendance at Editorial Board meetings is preferred, arrangements can be made for Content Editors outside the NE region to attend meetings remotely.

            ·          Content Editors can refer to the e-Science Portal's Selection Criteria for guidelines on selecting resources. The e-Science Portal for New England Librarians is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region.  Stipends will be paid to appointed Content Editors.

For further details about the Content Editor positions, please see the attached job position descriptions.

To apply for a Content Editor position on the e-Science portal, please fill out this form application at http://bit.ly/1iDE5dH  by Friday, December 20. The e-Science Portal Editorial Board will review applications and will contact you.

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