Call for New Writers! (Deadline Extended)

Hey there readers!

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 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 graduation and 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!

We ask that only writers who are graduating in May 2017 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.

HLS writers currently post about once per month in addition to our weekly roundups on Fridays. New writers will get paired up with a mentor (an HLS “alumni”) 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 February 14, 2016:

  • A brief bio.
  • 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!

 

Cover photo from user Joe The Goat Farmer of Flickr Commons. Licensed under CC 2.0

5 replies

  1. Writing for HLS is an amazing experience. If you are graduating in May, 2017 or later you should definitely apply, even if you are in you have only completed your first term. Writing for HLS is an opportunity to explore ideas and share thoughts. Contributing to Hack Library School will help make you a better librarian/information professional, and give you an opportunity to start talking to colleagues and learning about the field directly.

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