Communications Specialist, Office for Library Advocacy

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Created: November 29, 2012


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 Office.
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: (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.
Ref. commspecAdvocacyOffice
50 E. Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611

fax: 312/280-5270


Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 04:54 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC