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Call for Bloggers: ACRLog (Deadline Mon., Jan. 31)

(via Jen Jarson, Penn State University)

Interested in writing for ACRLog? We’re looking for a few new bloggers to join our team!

We aim to have a group of bloggers who represent diverse perspectives on and career stages in academic librarianship. We are especially seeking librarians interested in writing about technical services, scholarly communication, technology, and related areas and/or those working at small colleges, community colleges, or private institutions, to balance the strengths of our other bloggers.

Members of the ACRLog blog team write on any issue or idea that impacts academic librarianship, from current news items to workflow and procedural topics to upcoming changes in the profession and more.

ACRLog blog team members typically publish individual posts every 6-8 weeks and sometimes collaborate with other blog team members on co-authored posts. Blog team members also contribute to the work of blog promotion and management (e.g., participate in 2-3 blog team meetings every year).

If you’re interested in joining the ACRLog blog team, please complete our application form. Applications are due Monday, January 31.

Proposals will be evaluated by the existing ACRLog blog team. We will strive to consider the following criteria.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, small colleges) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to Jen Jarson at jmj12@psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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