Here at Hack Library School, we pride ourselves on providing engaging, thoughtful, and useful resources for Library and Information Science students. The best part of this experience, in my opinion, is the community the writers have with each other and our readers. Unfortunately, because we’re a blog by and for students, eventually we have to move on to bigger and better things (like full-time professional gigs). The good news for all of you is that we’re looking for a new group of dedicated students who would like to be regular contributors here.
We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic, skilled writers who have backgrounds and specialties that we’re currently lacking at HLS. We’re looking for a diverse group of writers: diversity of experience, professional interests, and opinions. We strive to critically engage with topics and we’re not afraid of “stirring the pot”–and we hope you aren’t either!
One new request that we have is that only writers who are graduating in May 2014 or later should apply. We want our writers to have at least one academic year with Hack Library School so that everyone can have a positive and fulfilling experience.
The commitment is relatively low. We try to post 3 times a week. As the schedule sits now, each writer contributes about a post a month on the topic of their choosing. New writers will get paired up with a mentor (an “original” Hack Library School writer) to help with your first few posts and generally ease your nerves.
If you’re interested in regularly contributing to the blog, please send us an email to hacklibschool [at] gmail [dot] com with the following “application materials” by September 9, 2013:
- A brief bio about yourself.
- Your school and anticipated graduation date.
- Your professional interests and 2-3 topics that you would like to write about.
- A writing sample, if possible. This does not need to be formal. Feel free to link us to a personal blog, a paragraph of a paper, etc. We just like to get a feel for your writing style.
If you are a recent graduate or can’t commit to being a regular contributor, please consider writing a guest post for us! Just indicate that you are interested in a guest post in your email.
We look forward to hearing from you!