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New Year, New Opportunities: 4 (Paid!) Ways to Boost Your Resume Right Now

January 23, 2023
New Year, New Opportunities

Hey, you! The ALA Public Programs has many paid opportunities you can apply for right now.

Are you looking to boost your CV or resume in 2023? The American Library Association Public Programs Office has paid opportunities that you can apply for right now to get a kickstart on your professional development goals for the year.

See the full list below.


Paid peer reviewer opportunities

The peer reviewer application is available through ALA Apply, our grants management system. To create an account, you can click on "Create New Account" on the login page and follow the prompts. Please note this account is separate from your ALA Member account. Once you are logged in, you will want to look for the "ALA Public Programs Office Peer Reviewer Application".

If you encounter problems interacting with our online grants management platform due to difficulties with assistive technologies, please contact publicprograms@ala.org. Please also include information about the nature of your accessibility barrier so we can best provide support.


1. Great Stories Club Application Peer Reviewer 

Application reviewers will be asked to read and review up to 20 applications between March 22, 2023 and April 7, 2023. Read more about the Great Stories Club grant.

Respondents will be notified prior to the review window if they are selected and will receive application review instructions, along with a link to access the online applications assigned to them.

Current ALA membership is necessary in order to serve as a peer reviewer for this grant application. Note that if you serve as a reviewer, your library may not submit an application for the Great Stories Club: “Deeper Than Our Skins” and “Finding Your Voice” grant opportunity.

Application reviewers will receive an honorarium of $150 for their work. 

Applications must be submitted electronically using the online peer reviewer application form on ALA Apply by Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Central Time.


2. Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities Application Peer Reviewer

Application reviewers will be asked to read and review up to 20 applications between March 17, 2023 and March 31, 2023. Read more about the LTC: Accessible Small and Rural Libraries grant. 

Current ALA membership or ARSL membership is necessary in order to serve as a peer reviewer for this grant application. Note that if you serve as a reviewer, your library may not submit an application for the LTC: Accessible Small and Rural Communities opportunity.

Application reviewers will receive an honorarium of $150 for their work. 

Applications must be submitted electronically using the online peer reviewer application form on ALA Apply by Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 11:59 PM Central Time.


Paid advisor opportunities

Apply to be an advisor for current opportunities with the Public Programs Office. Participation from advisors is crucial to the success of the projects.

Note: The Community Connect application is completed through our grants management platform, whereas the MediaWise application is completed through email submission.


3. Call for Advisors: Community Connect: Fostering Digital Access

ALA will select six project advisors to participate in this project during a six-month term from February 2023 – August 2023.

View detailed application instructions for Community Connect: Fostering Digital Access.

As a practitioner-focused initiative, participation and feedback from advisors will be crucial to the success of this project. Advisors will be selected for their experience serving rural communities and developing digital/financial literacy programs.

Advisors must have an individual membership with the American Library Association.

Each advisor will receive a $1,000 honorarium (To be paid out as follows: $500 in February 2023, $500 in August 2023).


4. Call for Advisors: Be MediaWise: The Misinformation Resilience Toolkit Project

Project staff will select twelve advisors to participate in this opportunity from March 2023 - November 2023.

Working with project staff from ALA’s Public Programs Office, MediaWise, and Stanford Social Media Labs, advisors will counsel on the creation and dissemination of a toolkit for library workers to use across the country to teach digital media literacy skills to adults. Advisors will be selected for their expertise in digital media literacy, library programming, and experience with serving older adults, communities of color, and/or rural populations.

Each advisor will receive a $1,300 honorarium, payable in two installments at the beginning and end of the project term.

View application instructions and details for Be MediaWise: The Misinformation Resilience Toolkit Project

The single PDF must be submitted via email by 9:00 a.m. Central Time on February 13, 2023 to Meghan Gieseker at publicprograms@ala.org. Questions may be directed to Meghan at the same email address.

Date / Time
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 13:00
Job Functions
Professional Development/Training
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