Advice on getting your op-eds into print

Contact: Steve Zalusky

Manager of Communications,

ALA Public Information Office

(312) 280-1546


For Immediate Release,

November 10, 2009

CHICAGO - Tom McNamee, editorial page editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, delivers some valuable advice on how to write op-eds in a video clip from this year’s PR Forum at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago.

The video can be seen by visiting the ALA Public Information Office’s blog, Visibility @ your library,

In the video, McNamee emphasizes the importance of telling stories.

An op-ed written by then-ALA President Jim Rettig and Chicago Public Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey appeared in the Sun-Times prior to the Annual Conference. A link to the op-ed can also be found on the blog.

Visibility @ your library provides librarians and library supporters with news and information about important communications issues from ALA’s Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries. It also contains links to the latest ALA News.