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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>Briefings</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: N/A <strong>Website</strong>: <a title="Briefings" href="http://www.cla-net.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&amp;subarticlenbr=261" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.cla-net.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&amp;subarticlenbr=261</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: <em>Briefings </em>is an online newsletter of the California Library Association's Youth Services Interest Group, providing information relevant to those who serve children and young adults in the library community.[1. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Youth Services Interest Group" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?25">http://www.cla-net.org/?25</a>] <strong>Target audience</strong>: Members of the California Library Association's Youth Services Interest Group, as well as other interested professionals.[2. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Youth Services Interest Group" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?25">http://www.cla-net.org/?25</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: The California Library Association's Youth Services Interest Group.[3. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Youth Services Interest Group" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?25">http://www.cla-net.org/?25</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? No.[4. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Youth Services Interest Group" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?25">http://www.cla-net.org/?25</a>] <strong>Type</strong>: LIS professional news with the prime purpose of educating its members.[5. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Youth Services Interest Group" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?25">http://www.cla-net.org/?25</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: Online.[6. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: Issues of <em>Briefings</em> typically consist of articles about current events in the organization including professional conferences or programs, information about services and programs at California libraries, reminders about scholarships, events, awards and interviews with children's authors.[7. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] From the <a title="Youth Services Interest Group Mission Statement" href="http://www.cla-net.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&amp;subarticlenbr=25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Youth Services Interest Group's Mission Statement</a>, <em>Briefings</em> "features information on interesting and insightful programs and activities for children, tweens, and teens. It also provides readers with information on CLA and other activities affecting libraries throughout the state."[8. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Youth Services Interest Group" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?25">http://www.cla-net.org/?25</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: <em>Briefings</em> now publishes four times per year (as of 2012), in January, May, and August and October.[9. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: Each newsletter offers a call for submissions. [10. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: Upcoming topics are announced in each issue of the newsletter and in the members' discussion list. The newsletter generally accepts any articles concerning children's or young adult services, individual experiences at conferences, or sharing information about programs attended.[11. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: In most cases, articles are about 500 words. Contributors are usually CLA members but it is not required. Authors are asked to meet specific deadlines, usually two weeks before publication. Authors can send submissions to the editors via email.[12. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Informational.[13. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: None specified. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> A good place to increase visibility in the California LIS community and network with other LIS professionals, especially for CLA members and first time writers. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: As an online-only publication, no circulation figures are available, according to the editor. The California Library Association has "nearly 3000 Individual, Business, and Institutional members. Individual members include librarians, library employees, library students, friends group members, trustees, retirees as well as members of the general public who wish to support California libraries. CLA Business members represent a wide range of library-supporting businesses, whereas Institutional members include library institutions and systems who support the association's advocacy programs."[14. California Library Association (CLA). (2016). History. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="CLA History" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?page=29">http://www.cla-net.org/?page=29</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: As a state professional organization, most members either reside or work in the state of California, or have a vested interest in issues affecting libraries in California.[15. California Library Association (CLA). (2016). History. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="CLA History" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?page=29">http://www.cla-net.org/?page=29</a>] <em>Briefings</em> is published in the English language. California is a culturally diverse state, however, and the CLA and the Youth Services Interest Group reflect this diversity with attention paid to issues affecting Latino, African-American, Asian, and gay and lesbian communities, among others.[16. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: In the absence of any officially gathered demographic data, information was gleaned from individual issues of <em>Briefings</em>, as well as anecdotal evidence from its past editors. It appears that contributors to the publication are overwhelmingly female,[17. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group: Briefings Newsletter. <em>California Library Association. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Briefings Newsletter" href="http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261">http://clanet.site-ym.com/?261</a>] and past coeditor Julie Zeoli notes, "It has been my observation that there is a growing trend of young people taking young adult librarian positions."[18. J. Zeoli (personal communication, February 21, 2014)] From the large numbers of "20-somethings" she's met at professional gatherings and conferences, we can surmise that the readership of <em>Briefings</em> is trending younger. Zeoli also notes that their readership seems to be overwhelmingly public librarians, as opposed to school librarians.[19. J. Zeoli (personal communication, February 21, 2014)] The publication favors state and regional issues faced its membership.[20. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Youth Services Interest Group" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?25">http://www.cla-net.org/?25</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: As members of the CLA, we can assume that most readers have MLIS degrees or are working on MLIS degrees, and have a general knowledge base of LIS issues, and youth services specifically. Also, both the CLA and the Youth Services Interest Group have continuing education as one of its goals, and providing a place for the exchange of new ideas and technology.[21. California Library Association (CLA) Youth Services Interest Group. (2016). Youth Services Interest Group. <em>California Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Youth Services Interest Group" href="http://www.cla-net.org/?25">http://www.cla-net.org/?25</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The characteristic with the largest impact on potential contributors to <em>Briefings</em>, of course, is that they usually will be CLA and Youth Services Interest Group members to contribute. With an audience of mainly public librarians, issues of concern to public libraries would probably take precedent over those concerned specifically with school libraries. And with an audience of many young librarians, the audience may be particularly interested in articles sharing information about how other libraries do things, as well as ones with a hip and trendy voice. <strong>Last updated</strong>: May 14, 2016 <hr /> <h4><strong>References </strong></h4>
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