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Call for Writers

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The LITA Blog wants your content. Are you an avid technologist? An early career librarian? Are you a coder, an explorer, or just a dabbler? All of these perspectives are welcome.

We are big on creativity and embracing new post formats, and 2016 saw the first LITA Vlog series, Begin Transmission. Whether you want to write a traditional blog post, create a podcast, host a Twitter chat, or stream a post with Periscope, we are eager to see what you make. Possible post formats could include interviews, how-tos, hacks, and beyond. Your posts can have an immediate impact, and you’ll find an audience of readers in the thousands. 

We embrace diverse formats and diverse voices. Library students and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Writers contribute one post per month. A buddy system means you’ll be paired with an experienced blogger to help you draft and review your posts. You’ll join an active, supportive, and talented cadre of writers on whom you can rely for feedback. The average time commitment is between one and two hours a month.

If that sounds like too much of a time commitment, our guest contributor option may be a good option for you.

To apply, send an email to lindsay dot cronk at gmail dot com by Friday, November 11th. Please include the following information:

  • A brief bio
  • Your professional interests, including 2-3 example topics you would be interested in writing about
  • If possible, links to writing samples, professional or personal, to get a feel for your writing style

Send any and all questions my way!

Lindsay Cronk, LITA blog editor