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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>BayViews</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1045-6724[1. <em>BayViews, </em>Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California, accessed March 22, 2018, <a href="http://www.bayviews.org/members/bayviews/BayViews01-07.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.bayviews.org/members/bayviews/BayViews01-07.pdf</a>] <strong>Website</strong>: <a title="BayViews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.bayviews.org/index.html</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: <em>BayViews</em> is a publication of the Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California, an "association of people interested in library work with children and young adults"[2. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Mission Statement. <em>BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Mission Statement" href="http://www.bayviews.org/mission.html">http://www.bayviews.org/mission.html</a>], with reviews aimed at evaluating new books to identify titles appropriate for library purchase. <em>BayView</em>'s goals are "to strengthen and maintain work with youth in the libraries of Northern and Central California according to the highest standards of professional librarianship by: <ul> <li>Reviewing and evaluating children's books and other materials produced for young people</li> <li>Working actively to further the cause of library work with children</li> <li>Discussing various phases and problems of this work</li> <li>Cooperating in the solution of problems of mutual concern</li> <li>Encouraging and stimulating the personal friendships of its members"[3. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Mission Statement. <em>BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Mission Statement" href="http://www.bayviews.org/mission.html">http://www.bayviews.org/mission.html</a>]</li> </ul> <strong>Target audience</strong>: Members of the Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California, including both public librarians and school librarians.[4. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Mission Statement. <em>BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Mission Statement" href="http://www.bayviews.org/mission.html">http://www.bayviews.org/mission.html</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: The Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California[5. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). BayViews. <em>BayViews. </em>Retrieved from <a title="BayViews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/">http://www.bayviews.org/</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? No.[6. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Review Tools.<em> BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Review Tools" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform</a>] <strong>Type</strong>: LIS professional news. <em>BayViews</em> is published by a professional organization with the prime purpose of educating its own members.[7. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). BayViews. <em>BayViews. </em>Retrieved from <a title="BayViews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/">http://www.bayviews.org/</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: <em>BayViews</em> is both a print and electronic publication. Additionally, <em>BayViews</em> has a <a title="BayViews Blog" href="http://bayviewsandmore.wordpress.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog</a>, which is updated frequently.[8. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). BayViews. <em>BayViews. </em>Retrieved from <a title="BayViews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/">http://www.bayviews.org/</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: <em>BayViews</em> is a journal of book reviews and opinions with a "western perspective."[9. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). BayViews. <em>BayViews. </em>Retrieved from <a title="BayViews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/">http://www.bayviews.org/</a>] The members of the Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California use its pages to review new books in the field of children's literature (including books for babies, children, and teens), as well as meeting in person to discuss the reviews. Each copy of <em>BayViews</em> also contains a section called "BayNews," which keeps a calendar of upcoming events and collects news about goings on related to children's services at libraries within the region.[10. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). BayNews. <em>BayViews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="BayNews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/baynews.html">http://www.bayviews.org/baynews.html</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: 11 times per year.[11. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Review Tools.<em> BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Review Tools" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: Online at <a title="BayViews Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html</a> Reviews are submitted using an online form on the above page, which also includes sample reviews and a letter from the editors regarding content, voice, and other review considerations.[12. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Review Tools.<em> BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Review Tools" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform</a>] <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: Contributions are accepted by members only, including book reviews of children's and young adult literature, as well as news about events and services in the Northern California library community.[13. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Review Tools.<em> BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Review Tools" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform</a>] Reviewers are now able to choose their own review books at meetings.[14. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Review Tools.<em> BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Review Tools" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform</a>] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: Contributors must be members of the organization. Reviewers choose their own review books at meetings. Authors wishing to contribute to the BayNews section should contact the editor.[15. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Review Tools.<em> BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Review Tools" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Reviews should be concise and critical. Sample reviews and guidelines can be found online in the document "<a title="BayViews Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A Guide for <em>BayViews</em> Reviewers, Revised September 2012</a>."[16. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Review Tools.<em> BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Review Tools" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: Not specified, but extensive style guidelines are provided in the document referenced above, "<a title="BayViews Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A Guide for <em>BayViews</em> Reviewers, Revised September 2012</a>."[17. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). ACL Review Tools.<em> BayViews</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Review Tools" href="http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform">http://www.bayviews.org/reviewtools.html#reviewform</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This publication is a great opportunity for writers in Northern California who are interested in reviewing children's and young adult literature. Since authors must be members of the Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California, and reviews are presented at the ACL chapter meetings, they would probably want to reside in the area to get the most out of their membership. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: The membership of ACL who receive as a membership benefit both the print and electronic copy of the journal.[18. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). Membership. BayViews. Retrieved from <a title="Membership" href="http://www.bayviews.org/membership.html">http://www.bayviews.org/membership.html</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural views</strong>: Based in Northern and Central California, the publication is published in English with no special considerations.[19. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). BayViews. <em>BayViews. </em>Retrieved from <a title="BayViews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/">http://www.bayviews.org/</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: Children's librarians with a desire to learn more about books than reviews in the LIS press offer. Readers are interested specifically in children's and young adult books, and issues related to working in public and school libraries. Written by, and for, the membership.[20. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). BayViews. <em>BayViews. </em>Retrieved from <a title="BayViews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/">http://www.bayviews.org/</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: General LIS knowledge and possibly expertise in their area of the field. <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> As a publication for the education of the membership of ACL, authors should be well versed in the subject of children's and young adult literature and willing to follow the membership guidelines to participate in the ACL community.[21. Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California. (2016). BayViews. <em>BayViews. </em>Retrieved from <a title="BayViews" href="http://www.bayviews.org/">http://www.bayviews.org/</a>] <strong>Last updated</strong>: May 14, 2016 <hr /> <h4><strong>References </strong></h4>
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