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Monday, April 13, 2009

Seeking librarians/writers (professional development opportunies)

Seeking regular contributors:
Do you have a story to tell?

Come and share it at Library Worklife!
Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today's Leaders is looking for aspiring and experienced writers - library employees and graduate students who have stories to tell about their careers, jobs, research, and pathways to success. Library Worklife is a monthly, electronic newsletter published by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). Stories can be about:

* You or a great project that you want to share with colleagues - Spotlight
* Advice, testimonials, opportunities and research about advancing your career – Career Advancement
* Why it is important to participate in professional development and continuing education, including state and national certification programs - Certification
* Legal issues facing or concerning library personnel - Human Resources Law
* How to manage library staffing issues, such as training, budgeting, performance appraisals, hiring, outsourcing, and motivation - Human Resources Practice
* What you, your library or your state has done to address pay inequities - Salaries and Pay Equity and Statistics
* How do we attract people to the profession? - Recruitment
* Profiles, standards, innovative approaches, conferences or topics of concern for support staff - Support Staff
* How you manage the two (or more) roles you play on a daily basis - Work/life Balance

Write about your ideas or use some of ours on almost any other topic related to working in libraries.

Submission should range from 200 – 1200 words, although longer articles can be accepted by arrangement. They can be in almost any style from serious academic research to humorous work-life articles. Further details can be found at the Library Worklife web page, or by emailing the editor, Jenifer Grady at

And the best news is… If you commit to writing three (3), count ‘em THREE, articles in one year, you get a free subscription to Library Worklife, a $35 value (for ALA Regular members.)

So come and share your story, at Library Worklife.

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