Federal Librarian

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>ederalederal Librarian </em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1940-3534(Print) and 0273-1061 (Online)[1. <em>Federal Librarian, </em>American Library Association, accessed March 21, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/1701525525" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/1701525525</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="The Federal Librarian" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> <em>Federal Librarian</em> is the official newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT).[2. American Library Association. (2016). <em>Federal Librarian</em>, the Newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Librarian Round Table. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Federal Librarian" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters</a>] Federal and Armed Forces Libraries represent a wide variety of library types: research, law, school, and public. Librarians working for the U.S. federal government have opportunities that span the library field, from direct services to the public, to in-depth research support for America'€™s military and civilian services. The Round Table has developed a successful series of programs to inform new and incoming library professionals about careers in federal libraries, and to assist established federal librarians grow their careers. FAFLRT also sponsors awards and recognition for outstanding federal librarians.[3. American Library Association. (2016). Initiatives and Projects. <em>American Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Initiatives and Projects" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/initiatives">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/initiatives</a>] From their site: FAFLRT’s mission is “to promote library and information service and the library and information profession in the federal and armed forces communities; to promote appropriate utilization of federal and armed forces library and information resources and facilities; and to provide an environment for the stimulation of research and development relating to the planning, development, and operation of federal and armed forces libraries.”[4. American Library Association. (2016). About FAFLRT. <em>American Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About FAFLRT" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/about-faflrt">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/about-faflrt</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Members of the Federal and Armed Forces Round Table. "FAFLRT membership is open to all individual ALA Members interested in issues affecting Federal or Armed Forces libraries."[5. American Library Association. (2016). FAFLRT brochure. <em>American Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="FAFLRT Brochure" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/sites/ala.org.faflrt/files/content/faflrtbrochure-2009.pdf">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/sites/ala.org.faflrt/files/content/faflrtbrochure-2009.pdf</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> American Library Association.[6. ProQuest. (2016). Federal Librarian. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[7. ProQuest. (2016). Federal Librarian. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS professional and trade publication.[8. ProQuest. (2016). Federal Librarian. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[9. ProQuest. (2016). Federal Librarian. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> <em>Federal Librarian </em>"presents recent developments and events of interest to Federal and Armed Forces library community, including news and reports on international, federal, DoD, state and local government issues."[10. American Library Association. (2016). Federal Librarian, the Newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Librarian Round Table. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Federal Librarian" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly.[11. ProQuest. (2016). Federal Librarian. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427486804547/480570</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Submission intructions" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters#mailing">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters#mailing</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> <em>Federal Librarian</em> includes a mix of current events, trends or issues affecting member libraries, tributes, feature articles, award recipients and a message from the FAFLRT president.[12. American Library Association. (2016). Federal Librarian, the Newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Librarian Round Table. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Federal Librarian" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Send contributions to: Anne Harrison, interim editor 6200 Wilson Blvd. Apt. 1107 Falls Church, VA 22044 telephone:  202-707-4834 E-mail: <a href="mailto:harrisonanne57@yahoo.com">harrisonanne57@yahoo.com</a> The review process is not outlined.[13. American Library Association. (2016). Federal Librarian, the Newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Librarian Round Table. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Submission intructions" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters#mailing">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters#mailing</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Reviewing the latest issue (Vol. 31 #4, 2014) provides a selection of items ranging from an accounting of closures at base libraries, to a lively description of the first "Library Con" held at the JBER Library, to a tribute to a retiring librarian. Articles are written in an informal tone.[14. American Library Association. (2016). Federal Librarian, the Newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Librarian Round Table. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Vol. 31 #4 2014" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/sites/ala.org.faflrt/files/content/newsletters/2014_vol.31_4_Federal_Librarian.pdf">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/sites/ala.org.faflrt/files/content/newsletters/2014_vol.31_4_Federal_Librarian.pdf</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> None specified.[15. American Library Association. (2016). Federal Librarian, the Newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Librarian Round Table. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Submission intructions" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters#mailing">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters#mailing</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>Federal Librarian</em> offers the LIS author interested in Federal and Armed Forces Libraries a forum for informal professional discussions of issues and events that are important to this community. As one of the current strategic goals of the FAFLRT is to "establish new and continue existing liaison relationships with relevant ALA committees and round tables"[16. American Library Association. (2016). About FAFLRT. <em>American Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About FAFLRT" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/about-faflrt">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/about-faflrt</a>], one can assume that this journal would also be open to writers from various areas of librarianship to build connections with the FAFLRT through its newsletter. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> The <em>Federal Librarian</em> subscription base is approximately 600.[17. American Library Association. (2016). Federal Librarian, the Newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Librarian Round Table. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Federal Librarian" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> Readership of the <em>Federal Librarian</em> covers a wide range of LIS professionals in Federal and Armed Forces Libraries, from all over the U.S. These libraries run the gamut from public, school, military academic or special.[18. Dority, K. (2016). Military Librarianship. <em>Libgig</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Libgig" href="http://www.libgig.com/careerprofiles/military-librarianship/">http://www.libgig.com/careerprofiles/military-librarianship/</a>] Bearing in mind the wide variety of issues that are of interest to the reader, but also the overriding cultural umbrella of membership in the FAFLRT, potential authors should tailor their submissions to this group. Articles are written in American English.[19. American Library Association. (2016). Federal Librarian, the Newsletter of the Federal and Armed Forces Librarian Round Table. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Federal Librarian" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/newsletters</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Demographics are not given for the readers of <em>Federal Librarian</em>. However, because subscription is included in membership to FAFLRT, readers are among 600 federal and military LIS professionals.[20. Dority, K. (2016). Military Librarianship. <em>Libgig</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Libgig" href="http://www.libgig.com/careerprofiles/military-librarianship/">http://www.libgig.com/careerprofiles/military-librarianship/</a>] Readers have a vested interest in matters concerning library and information services in the federal and armed forces communities.[21. Dority, K. (2016). Military Librarianship. <em>Libgig</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Libgig" href="http://www.libgig.com/careerprofiles/military-librarianship/">http://www.libgig.com/careerprofiles/military-librarianship/</a>] <strong>Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Readers are generally professional librarians, so a high degree of specialized language and knowledge of LIS principles and information can be assumed. <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Readers of <em>Federal Librarian</em> work and live in Federal and Armed Forces communities.[22. American Library Association. (2016). FAFLRT brochure. <em>American Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="FAFLRT Brochure" href="http://www.ala.org/faflrt/sites/ala.org.faflrt/files/content/faflrtbrochure-2009.pdf">http://www.ala.org/faflrt/sites/ala.org.faflrt/files/content/faflrtbrochure-2009.pdf</a>] Authors who also belong to this community would have an interested and supportive audience for their writing. Because the issues examined in the <em>Federal Librarian</em> encourage professional development of their LIS peers, the potential impact on the published author's career is great. This is a special community who, with their shared interests, would be a knowledgeable and interested audience for the potential author. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 14, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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