The Public Programs Office of the American Library Association has announced that it is preparing to re-launch its ProgrammingLibrarian.org website and is looking for bloggers!
Bloggers will be asked to write at least one post per month on a programming-related topic. You will write the article, upload it onto the site, preferably with a photo, and ALA will lightly edit it. Post length can vary but 300-500 words is a good estimate.
If you are interested in applying, please send the following to Andriana Bozovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Feb. 27:
- A brief description of your library experience and your interests
- A description of any prior writing experience
- A general theme for your blog (eg, I’m a public librarian blogging on children’s programming) and three sample blog topics/headlines that you might write about
- Attach an informal writing sample (eg, blog post, newsletter article, etc — something that shows your voice)
Seeking a variety of voices — public libraries, academic, school, special; people interested in community-building, tech programming, children’s program, older adult programming; etc. So think about what interests you.