Bloggers for 2017

Advocacy, Office for Intellectual Freedom
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Blog Sample Required to be Considered

The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking bloggers! We’ve had a year of top notch, quality writers and we’d like to continue the tradition. Our volunteer group consists of several members that alternate responsibility for creating blog content. We are striving for volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions.

Responsibilities include:

* Each person will submit original content for one week every other month for a total of 6 weeks a year.

* Guest bloggers can be recruited for your assigned week.

* Minimum of 3-5 posts during your assigned week but there is no maximum. The sky’s the limit.

* Each post will be vetted by OIF staff.

* The volunteer group will be composed of ALA members but guest bloggers can be recruited from other relevant connections.

* We like to be creative with the variety of post ideas. Priority is given to TIMELY CURRENT RELEVANT news. Our goal is to inform in an engaging yet amusing way. Think “shareable.”

* We’ll compose a one-year schedule. Weeks can be traded by individuals. Posts can be written and submitted in advance (strongly encouraged). We’re asking for a one-year commitment.


Description/analysis of current public book challenges, interviews, infographics, historical essays, book reviews, celebration weeks, international reach, anniversaries, programming ideas, tips, policies, frontline experiences, skill development, question and answers, technology, state chapters, community engagement, trends, best practices, etc.

How to volunteer:

Interested parties should submit an original sample blog post to be considered. Please include your name, email, and brief bio by October 31, 2016. Send questions to Kristin at

We’ll be in touch around the middle of November. 

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