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Office for Intellectual Freedom

American Library Association
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(800) 545-2433 x4221 toll-free
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Blogger Application

The Voices for Privacy Blog is seeking regular bloggers to craft twelve, high quality, original posts for one year highlighting news items, sharing resources, and modeling best practices in privacy areas. In addition, the blog’s purpose includes promoting the value of libraries, librarians, and professional membership in the American Library Association.

Every quarter ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom will recirculate the call for fresh, diverse voices to join our blog team.

Requirements
  • Each writer must commit to one year as a volunteer blogger
  • Bloggers should have some writing experience and be competent with Google Docs
  • Bloggers must be ALA members and agree to the Voices for Privacy Blog Policy & Purpose
Responsibilities
  • Posts are typically 400-800 words
  • Include 2-3 high-quality images
  • Content must be original (i.e. article is not published elsewhere)
Benefits
  • Annual thank-you gift
  • Professional recognition, letters of recommendation, or LinkedIn recommendations

Applicants are asked to send a sample blog post and a brief note describing their job and their interest in blogging for the Voices for Privacy Blog.

When selecting Bloggers we consider:
  • Diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability/gender identity
  • Voices from a range of institutions and experience
  • Clear and compelling writing style
  • Connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, equity, ethics, and society
  • Alignment with ALA’s core values and Code of Ethics