Help Wanted: Librarian Blogger(s)

libraries familiesAre you a librarian who likes to …

  • book-talk books to get kids excited about reading?
  • help parents find that just-right book for their child?
  • wow patrons with all the offerings at your library?
  • read and review books for children and teens?

Do you …

  • wish you could do more to help young readers?
  • lack the time to have your own blog?
Then we would love to have you join us this summer!

Each summer, the Reading Tub creates a topical series related to family literacy. Inherent in our family literacy mission is an ongoing effort  to introduce parents to literacy tools in their community. To me, there is no better resource than the library. And who better to help families navigate the library than a youth services librarian?

Our goal for Summer 2020 is two-fold:

  • Introduce parents and caregivers to today’s libraries; and
  • Create a space where librarians can showcase their expertise in literature and literacy for youth audiences.

What’s Involved

The Reading Tub is seeking up to four volunteers to write posts for the Summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day). The group would set the topics for the summer and the publishing schedule.

  • With four volunteers, each person would likely write one post per month.
  • All content for the Reading Tub blog must be original, not a re-publish of existing material.
  • Participating librarians would have their own by-line, giving them the opportunity to use the posts as examples of their published work.
  • If required, librarians will be responsible for getting approval of their employer.

To apply, email Terry with the following information:

  • your name;
  • library type/size (e.g., urban, suburban, mobile);
  • youth audience you work with most;
  • writing experience (sample welcome but not required); and
  • favorite genre(s).

We hope you are as excited about this opportunity as we are!