The communications specialist position in the Office for Library Advocacy for
the American Library Association will play a major role in support and
coordination of grass roots library advocacy efforts to support the
Association and libraries nationwide.
The position will be responsible for ongoing management of websites, print and
electronic resources. Will facilitate webinars and organize trainings at
national and chapter conferences, as well as participate in public speaking
engagements. Act as a liaison to membership, with regular communication via
conference calls, email and in-person meetings.
minimum 3 to 5 years related experience in writing, editing and
communications. Bachelor's degree; Communications, Public
Relations, Journalism or related field preferred.
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Computer skills, including
web technologies such as Drupal and webinar software, as well as Microsoft
Event planning experience helpful. Library background or experience with not-
for-profits also a plus.
Some public speaking and travel required.
Resume submissions should be accompanied by two writing samples.
Starting salary from the high thirties; negotiable based on experience. ALA
offers an excellent benefit package including low-cost medical/dental
insurance, retirement annuity, and generous paid vacation.
For consideration apply directly online at:
http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/employment/ (additional documents may
be uploaded on the same screen as your resume)
Forward your resume, cover letter and writing samples to:
American Library Association
Human Resources Dept.
50 E. Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
email: [log in to unmask]
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