As we enter a new academic year, we’re looking to bring on a few new bloggers here at ACRLog. We’d like to thank our 2022-2023 FYAL bloggers Rosemary Medrano and Emily Zerrenner for their terrific posts this past year in our First Year Academic Librarian Experience series. We’d also like to encourage new academic librarians — those who are just beginning in their first position at an academic library — to blog with us during their first year.
FYAL bloggers typically publish posts monthly during the academic year. If you’re interested in applying to be a FYAL blogger here at ACRLog, applications are due by Sunday, September 10, 2023. Please submit an application through this Google Form.
Proposals are evaluated by the ACRLog blog team. When selecting FYAL bloggers we consider:
- Diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
- Voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, research universities, etc.) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, instruction, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
- Clear and compelling writing style
- Connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues
Please send any questions to ACRLog’s Technical Coordinator, Hailley Fargo at email@example.com. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!