Learning Exchange

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Learning Exchange

ISSN: 0360-06881

Website: http://www.ala.org/learnrt/newsletter

Purpose, objective, or mission: Learning Exchange is the official publication of the Learning Round Table (LearnRT). As per their website, LearnRT “promotes quality continuing education and staff development for all library personnel…help(ing) you network with other staff development and continuing education providers for the exchange of ideas, concerns and solutions.”2

LearnRT also “serves as (a) source for staff development continuing education assistance, publications, materials, training and activities, (and) advocate(s) for quality library staff development and continuing education at both the local and national levels.”3

Target audience: Members of the American Library Association Learning Round Table.4

Publisher: American Library Association.5

Peer reviewed? No.6

Type: LIS professional or trade publication.7

Medium: Print and online.8

Content: Articles about continuing education initiatives for library staff, reports on education opportunities, guides on best practices.9

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.ala.org/learnrt/newsletter

Types of contributions accepted: Writing that “promotes quality continuing education and staff development for all library personnel.”11

Submission and review process: “Send questions, comments, thoughts, and future articles to editor@alalearning.org”12

Editorial tone: There are no stated guidelines, though content from the most recent newsletter seems fairly informal.13

Style guide used: None specified.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

LIS authors have the opportunity to share resources about continuing education of library personnel.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: As of 2014, Learning Round Table had 301 members.14 All members of LearnRT receive a subscription to Learning Exchange.15

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Learning Exchange is written in English for a North American audience.16

Reader characteristics: “Librarians who conduct training and professional development activities.”17

Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be knowledgeable about LIS issues.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

This is a knowledgeable, motivated audience. Many readers will be in supervisory or management positions since LearnRT members either conduct, or will conduct, training sessions with staff. Authors have a good opportunity to share their knowledge with like-minded professionals in the LIS field.

Last updated: May 16, 2016


References

Show 17 footnotes

  1.  Learning Exchange, WorldCat, accessed March 22, 2018,  http://www.worldcat.org/title/learningexchange-the-newsletter-of-the-learning-round-table-of-the-american-library-association/oclc/711850412
  2. American Library Association. (2016). ALA LearnRT. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/
  3.  American Library Association. (2016). ALA LearnRT. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/
  4.  American Library Association. (2016). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
  5.  American Library Association. (2016). ALA LearnRT. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/
  6.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/sites/ala.org.learnrt/files/content/LearningExchangev30i4print.pdf
  7.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/sites/ala.org.learnrt/files/content/LearningExchangev30i4print.pdf
  8.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/sites/ala.org.learnrt/files/content/LearningExchangev30i4print.pdf
  9.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/sites/ala.org.learnrt/files/content/LearningExchangev30i4print.pdf
  10.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/sites/ala.org.learnrt/files/content/LearningExchangev30i4print.pdf
  11.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/
  12.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/sites/ala.org.learnrt/files/content/LearningExchangev30i4print.pdf
  13.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/sites/ala.org.learnrt/files/content/LearningExchangev30i4print.pdf
  14.  American Library Association. (2016). ALA Round Table Membership Statistics 2004-Present. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/membership/membershipstats_files/rndtblstats#clenert
  15.  American Library Association. (2016). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
  16.  American Library Association. (2016). June 2014 Volume 30, Number 4. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/sites/ala.org.learnrt/files/content/LearningExchangev30i4print.pdf
  17.  American Library Association. (2016). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
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