Publishing intern, Booklist PublicationsBookmark This
American Library Association
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DescriptionThe American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Philadelphia.
For over a century, Booklist has helped more readers find more titles than any other publication. Published by the American Library Association, Booklist helps librarians with selection, collection development, and readers’ advisory by delivering over 8,000 recommended-only reviews of books, audiobooks, reference sources, videos, and DVDs each year. Spotlight issues provide coverage of popular genres, topics, and themes such as biography, young adult, multicultural literature, graphic novels, romance, sports, and much more. Reviews are supplemented by interviews, essays, and columns. Booklist’s electronic presence, anchored by Booklist Online, includes e-newsletters, blogs, webinars, and social media.
ResponsibilitiesGain valuable publishing experience by becoming an intern for Booklist Publications in Chicago.
Whether you are pursuing an MLS, an MFA, or simply want a taste of magazine and web publishing, this unpaid internship offers an excellent opportunity to sample the wide-ranging work of an editorial assistant. You may also have the opportunity to write and publish a review for Booklist and to discuss career options with a Booklist editor.