dh+lib Reboot and Call for Review Editors

Friends and readers,

During our restorative hiatus, the dh+lib team has been reflecting on our processes and working to address the challenges and inconveniences that have created extra burdens on our Review editorial team as well as on our Editors-at-Large. We’ve made a number of changes and are about to launch our call for EALs so that we can resume the Review in September.

Additionally, there have been a few personnel changes during our break. One of our editors-in-chief, Sarah Melton, has stepped down; she has been a valued and supportive member of our team since 2017, first as a Review editor and then as an editor-in-chief. We will miss Sarah and are grateful for all of her contributions to dh+lib.

We also welcome two additions to the Review editorial team: Hillary Richardson and Rachel Starry. Both Hillary and Rachel have jumped right in to help us refresh the reviews process and we are delighted to have them on board.

We are looking to add to our team of Review editors!

Review editors take an active role in shaping the content that appears in the dh+lib Review, as well as contributing to strategic discussions about our workflows and future directions for the publication. Responsibilities include working on rotation to manage the biweekly production effort (selecting items from nominated content, authoring/publishing posts) and, when not on duty as shift editor, providing occasional editorial support with the other editors. Due to our editorial calendar, most of this activity takes place on Wednesday evenings/Thursday mornings, and Review editors often collaborate informally and have infrequent editorial meetings throughout each semester.

Each editorial appointment will be for a term of two years with options for renewal. We anticipate new editors will be trained during the fall and most likely begin Review shifts in January 2023.

Candidates should submit a letter (no more than 300 words) expressing their interest and any relevant experience to dhandlib.acrl@gmail.com by September 23, 2022 for consideration.

John Russell

John Russell is Digital Humanities Librarian and Associate Director of the Center for Virtual/Material Studies at Penn State University. He can be found on Twitter as @johnruss28.