Call for Editors

The Code4Lib Journal is looking for volunteers to join its editorial committee.  Editorial committee members work collaboratively to produce the quarterly Code4Lib Journal.  Editors are expected to:

  • Read, discuss, and vote on incoming proposals.
  • Volunteer to be the assigned editor or second reader for specific proposals.
    • Assigned editors work with the author(s) to make sure the article is as strong as possible, that the copy is clean, and deadlines are met.  They also enter the article into WordPress, ensuring formatting, images, tables, and other elements.
    • Second readers act as a second set of eyes for the assigned editor.
  • Read and comment on any other article that interests you.
  • Volunteer for administrative tasks and projects as they crop up.
  • Take a turn as Coordinating Editor for an Issue. The Coordinating Editor shepherds the issue through its life cycle.

We seek an individual who is self-motivated, organized and able to meet deadlines; is familiar with ideas and trends in the field; and has an interest in the mechanics of writing. There is a sometimes significant time commitment involved; expect to set aside ten or more hours a month.

It sounds like a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun (if editing is your idea of fun).

Intrigued?  Please send a letter of interest by Friday, February 24 to Your letter should address these three questions:

  1. What is your vision for the Code4Lib Journal? Why are you interested in it?
  2. How can you contribute to the Code4Lib Journal, i.e. what do you have to offer?
  3. How do you make our editorial committee more diverse?

The Code4Lib Journal strives to represent a variety of perspectives in library technology and we encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. We also encourage people who have previously applied and who are still interested to re-apply. We have had to turn down a lot of highly-qualified people in the past due to the large number of applications.

If you have any questions, contact us by email at or ask any member of the editorial committee (listed at We plan to make decisions about additional editors by mid March 2023.

ISSN 1940-5758