Apply to be a YALSA Blogger

The YALSAblog is looking for diverse voices to contribute to the blog, including those from historically underrepresented groups, and individuals from within the library community and beyond.  Individuals with varying levels of expertise and/or time in the field are also welcome.  Bloggers make a 6 month commitment and agree to create at least one post per month.  This is a virtual opportunity open to YALSA members.  If you are interested in a guest blog post, please contact the Blog Manager at

We are looking for bloggers interested in exploring any of the following topics:

  • Advocating for and with teens, both local advocacy and legislative advocacy at all levels
  • Community engagement
  • The co-learner, facilitation role of library staff when interacting w/ teens
  • Connected learning
  • Connecting with and serving underserved youth
  • Cultural competence
  • Engaging parents and families
  • Embedding social emotional learning into teen programs and services
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Evaluation/measuring outcomes and impact
  • Serving teens through middle and high schools
  • Supporting new library staff or graduate students
  • Teen trends/pop culture
  • Youth voice and leadership

If you are interested in blogging please fill out the YALSA Volunteer Form (make sure to check the YALSAblog box).  If you are interested in blogging about topics related to content curation, collection development or readers’ advisory, please fill out the Volunteer Form, but indicate you’re interested in providing content for YALSA’s other blog, The Hub.

For more information check out the Blogger Guidelines and Blog Post Protocols.


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