Monday, May 04, 2015

Wanted: Bloggers - Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA)

The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking bloggers!

The OIF Blog is undergoing a few updates and we are taking this opportunity to increase the quality, quantity, and variety of the content we share. We are composing a volunteer group that will consist of several members that alternate responsibility for creating blog content.  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 editorial board will be composed of ALA members but guest bloggers can be recruited from other relevant connections.
  • We’d 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. We’re asking for a one-year commitment.

Ideas: 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. 

We are striving for volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. Interested parties should email an original sample blog post to be considered. Please include your name, contact information, and brief bio. Send emails to Nanette at


Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director
Office for Intellectual Freedom