Are you planning on going to ALA Annual in June 2022? Would you like to write about your experience for YALSAblog? We’d love to feature you as a guest blogger!
As a reminder, YALSAblog posts are typically 500-750 words. We ask that bloggers link to YALSA information when relevant – there are some guidelines on the blog that might help you out here, here, and here.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a Member Manager for the YALSAblog. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2016. The Member Manager will lead an advisory board that oversees the preparation of content for the blog and solicits content from the YALSA community. The position will be for a one year term starting November 2016 with an option to renew for a second year, based on performance. The Member Manager will receive an honorarium of $500 per year plus $500 towards travel to each Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting while serving as Member Manager.
The mission of the YALSAblog is to provide a virtual space for publishing timely information about emerging and new practices for library services for and with teens, to explore practices in related fields relevant to teen services, to raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen services, and to provide resources for members and the library community to support their efforts to continuously improve their overall teen services program. The YALSAblog complements the quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services by providing more time sensitive information.
List of Qualifications:
Strong project management and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, in order to manage content and communicate with existing and potential content providers and developers.
Experience in web publishing with responsibilities including but not limited to: utilizing video clips, audio, and social media, maintaining a high standard of writing, and ensuring compliance with policies created for the maintenance of the site.
Familiarity with WordPress, which YALSA uses for administration of blog sites; knowledge of plugins, tagging, categories and other WordPress tools preferred
PHP knowledge preferred
Dynamic, self-motivated individual
Ability to delegate work and to manage and motivate a variety of contributors and volunteers
Ability to set and meet deadlines
Ability to work well in a team environment
Knowledge of recent developments and trends in library services for and with young adults
Membership in YALSA and a passion for YALSA’s mission
You may know that YALSA has two blogs – the YALSAblog (which you are reading know) and The Hub. But, you might not know why there are two blogs for the association, how they are different, and how you can get involved in writing for one of them. Watch the video below to find out about those topics, and more.