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, http://www.ala-apa.org/newsletter/newsletter.html or by emailing the editor, Jenifer Grady at jgrady@ala.org.

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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