Call for New Writers!

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 2020 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 spotlights 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 Friday, February 9, 2019.

  • 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!


Featured image is a photo of former Managing Editor Stefanie’s floofy cat, Lily.

5 replies

  1. Reblogged this on From Chappals To Galoshes and commented:
    My library school journey is emerging into yet another amazing point along my curvy life path. As a nontraditional, woman of color (WOC) graduate student particularly keen on exploring how practices of information preservation, organization, and dissemination promote sustainability, I encountered some challenges with the academic program and university community to which I had originally committed. I felt triggered by the lack of collaborative spirit and accountability, so much so, that I articulated this with support staff as well as the counseling department. The emphasis seemed to center on merely getting through by ducking your head and wading through as opposed to voicing legitimate concerns regarding mood contagion and possible oppression that in the LIS job world. I realize that I’m taking a risk by navigating a radical change by opting out and into a different Master’s Degree program, still focusing on LIS. I understand that LIS for me because I’m willing to not only stick with the process even if it requires of me some conscientious disruption, but I’m also putting into motion some admirable organizational change for the better. As I figure out my next steps, I’d appreciate the opportunity to share about my unique perspective, since I imagine I’m not alone in this type of experience. Perhaps I’ll blog about, perhaps not. Either way, it’s a genuine blessing that such an opportunity and platform exist without jeopardizing my chances of succeeding in the field.


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