International Leads

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>International Leads (IL) </em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 0892-4546[1. <em>International Leads, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 21, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1521686682307/60986" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1521686682307/60986</a>] <strong>Website: </strong><a title="International Leads" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/internationalleads">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/internationalleads</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> <em>International Leads (IL) </em>is the official publication of the International Relations Round Table (IRRT). The purpose of <em>IL</em> is to disseminate information about international librarianship and the activities of the Round Table. It "seeks to support Round Table and Association objectives by bringing members news, brief articles and reviews that help them understand and react appropriately to recent developments in international librarianship."[2. American Library Association. (2015). International Leads Editorial Statement. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Editorial Statement" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement</a>] "A secondary concern is reporting on newsworthy items generated by other divisions, units and round tables of ALA that are relevant to the interests of IRRT and its members. A third level of concern reports other international activities outside the various ALA units that are relevant to IRRT and its members. <em>IL</em> accepts relevant general news releases intended for mass publication vehicles."[3. American Library Association. (2015). International Leads Editorial Statement. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Editorial Statement" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Members of International Relations Round Table (IRRT).[4. American Library Association. (2015). International Leads. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="International Leads" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/internationalleads">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/internationalleads</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> American Library Association.[5. ProQuest. (2015). International Leads. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[6. ProQuest. (2015). International Leads. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS professional and trade publication.[7. ProQuest. (2015). International Leads. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online.[8. ProQuest. (2015). International Leads. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> "Articles that reflect the editorial focus of the publication: news about international library activities, the international work of ALA and other organizations, and people and publications in the library field."[9. American Library Association. (2015). Instructions for Authors. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly.[10. ProQuest. (2015). International Leads. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Global Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1428451755705/608701</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Timely news, brief articles and reviews that highlight recent developments in international librarianship.[11. American Library Association. (2015). International Leads Editorial Statement. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Editorial Statement" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement</a>] Reports "on newsworthy items generated by other divisions, units and round tables of ALA that are relevant to the interests of IRRT and its members"[12. American Library Association. (2015). International Leads Editorial Statement. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Editorial Statement" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement</a>] are also accepted. This publication also "accepts relevant general news releases intended for mass publication vehicles" and "reports (on) other international activities outside the various ALA units that are relevant to IRRT and its members."[13. American Library Association. (2015). International Leads Editorial Statement. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Editorial Statement" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Authors should first submit a brief letter to the editor to determine article's suitability. "After receiving an invitation from the editor, please send one copy of your manuscript, double spaced and no more than 1,500 words in length, as an attachment to an e-mail message. Please save your manuscript in Rich Text Format (.rtf) to enable its opening and editing."[14. American Library Association. (2015). Instructions for Authors. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions</a>] Photographs or other graphics used to illustrate articles are also accepted. See the <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions">Instructions for Authors</a> page for specifications. All manuscripts are edited "by a member volunteer and printed through the production facilities of the American Library Association's Publishing Services Department."[15. American Library Association. (2015). International Leads Editorial Statement. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Editorial Statement" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement</a>] All inquiries, manuscripts and news items should be sent to: c/o Beth Cramer Coordinator, Bibliographic Services Belk Library and Information Commons 218 College Street Appalachian State University Boone, NC  28608 crameree[@]appstate.edu or c/o Kevin Murphy kevin.murphy[@]kctcs.edu[16. American Library Association. (2015). Instructions for Authors. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/authorinstructions/instructions</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Professional.[17. American Library Association. (2015). International Leads. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="International Leads" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/internationalleads">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/internationalleads</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> None specified. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of the publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> Every issue includes a call for submissions that encourages writers to share news about libraries, librarianship, conferences and partnerships in or about the international sphere. This is an excellent opportunity not only for librarians outside of North America, but also for librarians in the U.S. who have an interest in global issues in their own libraries. Recent issues have featured articles on "Internationalizing University of Kentucky Libraries"[18. American Library Association. (2015). June 2014 Volume 28 Number 2. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="June 2014 Volume 28 #2" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/intlleads/leadsarchive/201406-.pdf">http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/intlleads/leadsarchive/201406-.pdf</a>], a librarian's travels in Greece[19. American Library Association. (2015). March 2014 Volume 28 Number 1. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="March 2014 Volume 28 #1" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/intlleads/leadsarchive/201403.pdf">http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/intlleads/leadsarchive/201403.pdf</a>], and a Special Collection at New York University in Abu Dhabi.[20. American Library Association. (2015). March 2015 Volume 29 Number 1. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="March 2015 Volume 29 #1" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/intlleads/leadsarchive/201503.pdf">http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/intlleads/leadsarchive/201503.pdf</a>] With this array of interests represented, there is something for everyone with an interest in this field of librarianship. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> As of 2014, International Relations Round Table (IRRT) had a membership of 1793.[21. American Library Association. (2015). ALA Round Table Membership Statistics 2004-Present. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Membership Statistics" href="http://www.ala.org/membership/membershipstats_files/rndtblstats#irrt">http://www.ala.org/membership/membershipstats_files/rndtblstats#irrt</a>] All members of IRRT receive a copy of International Leads. However, the newsletter is open to anyone with access to the internet.[22. American Library Association. (2015). IRRT International Leads. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="IL Archive" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/leadsarchive/archive">http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/leadsarchive/archive</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> As of 2006, membership in IRRT was almost evenly split with 52% of members from the U.S. and 48% international.[23. American Library Association. (2015). IRRT Membership Information. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="IRRT Membership Information" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/irrtmembershipinfo/memprofile052906.pdf">http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/irrtmembershipinfo/memprofile052906.pdf</a>] Although <em>IL</em> is written in English, authors should be cognizant of an international audience, so should refrain from jargon or local colloquialisms. <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Since the majority of readers are not only members of the International Relations Round Table but also the ALA, most will work in public or academic libraries. As this publication "promotes global dialogue about librarianship"[24. American Library Association. (2015). IRRT Brochure. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="IRRT Brochure" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/IRRT-brochure.pdf">http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/IRRT-brochure.pdf</a>], readers are a diverse group with a wide variety of interests, yet have a common belief in the importance of collaboration in the global sphere. Readers will not only have a keen interest in a wide variety of issues faced by international libraries, but also in ideas for creating connections with the international community in their own libraries. <strong>Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> This is a informed and educated audience. Most readers will be knowledgeable about library issues. Since this is a global community of readers, the degrees of LIS expertise will be variable. [25. American Library Association. (2015). IRRT Membership Information. <em>American Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="IRRT Membership Information" href="http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/irrtmembershipinfo/memprofile052906.pdf">http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/irrtmembershipinfo/memprofile052906.pdf</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> This is a culturally savvy and highly engaged audience. Authors who write about their global librarianship experiences will find a readership who is involved in their professional community and is motivated to learn about different global initiatives. <strong>Last updated:</strong> April 14, 2015 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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