CARL Newsletter

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: CARL Newsletter

Website: http://www.carl-acrl.org/newsletter/index.html

Purpose, objective, or mission: CARL is the official publication of California Academic & Research Libraries.1 The goal of California Academic & Research Libraries, is to support professional growth opportunities for its members.2

Target audience: The newsletter is a benefit of membership and per their website, membership is open to “any person interested in academic or research librarianship or in academic or research libraries in California.”3

Publisher: California Academic and Research Libraries.4

Peer reviewed? No5

Type: LIS professional news.6

Medium: Online.7

Content: News related to professional workshops and CARL business.8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.carl-acrl.org/newsletter/

Types of contributions accepted: Per their website, “Announcements of awards, publications, presentations, retirements and relevant professional accomplishments are limited to CARL members. News of professional appointments are welcome from any member library.”10

Submission and review process: E-mail the editor or send column information to the campus liaison coordinator.11

Editorial tone: Informational.12

Style guide used: No particular style guide specified.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Publishing opportunities for first time LIS contributors are excellent if you are willing to network and attend workshops of interest to California academic librarians. The editor requests that “interest group” coordinators designate a notetaker during its programs. The newsletter will then publish the workshop or program notes. An “interest group” is one of many associations which are members of CARL and who promote through the newsletter when they sponsor a professional growth opportunity workshop.13

The SJSU SLIS Administration listserv often posts calls for volunteers for such events. The contact person designated in these postings can then be contacted. An arrangement can then be made regarding what volunteer contributions are needed. Workshop attendance also can be arranged. A volunteer may offer to create program announcements for the CARL Newsletter as well a volunteering to be the notetaker for the workshop; the story built from those notes is likely to be published in the newsletter.14

Some of the associations listed in the interest groups include: Academic Business Librarians Exchange (ABLE); California Academic Librarians in Management (CALM); California Academic Reference Librarians’ Discussion Interest Group (CARLDIG); California Academic & Research Libraries — Information Technology (CARL-IT); Community College Interest Group (CCIG); Collection Development Interest Group (CDIG); California State University Librarians (CSUL); Diversity in Academic Libraries (DIAL); Government Information and Publications (GIPIG); Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL); Science and Engineering Academic Librarians (SEAL); and Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG).15

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: About 700 members receive the newsletter with membership.16

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The publication is based in California and written in English.17 California is a diverse state with strong multicultural values.

Reader characteristics: Readers are academic librarians or those interested in academic libraries, usually based in college or university libraries, especially those based in California. There is a strong focus on multicultural values.18

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Academic.19

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

Readers are likely involved with their professional community, interested in improving their professional skills and maintaining strong ties with their peers in the field.

Last updated: May 14, 2016


References

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  1. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Newsletter. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/newsletter/index.html
  2. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Mission. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/about/mission.html
  3. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Mission. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/about/mission.html
  4. ProQuest. (2016). CARL Newsletter (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411253050486/665033
  5. ProQuest. (2016). CARL Newsletter (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411253050486/665033
  6. ProQuest. (2016). CARL Newsletter (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411253050486/665033
  7. ProQuest. (2016). CARL Newsletter (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411253050486/665033
  8. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Newsletter. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/newsletter/index.html
  9. ProQuest. (2016). CARL Newsletter (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411253050486/665033
  10. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Newsletter. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/newsletter/index.html
  11. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Newsletter. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/newsletter/index.html
  12. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). July 2014 Newsletter (Volume 37, Issue 2). California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/newsletter/2014jul.html
  13. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). About CARL Interest Groups. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/leadership/ig/about.html
  14. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). About CARL Interest Groups. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/leadership/ig/about.html
  15. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). About CARL Interest Groups. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/leadership/ig/about.html
  16. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Mission. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/about/mission.html
  17. ProQuest. (2016). CARL Newsletter (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411253050486/665033
  18. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Mission. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/about/mission.html
  19. California Academic & Research Libraries Association. (2016). Mission. California Academic & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.carl-acrl.org/about/mission.html
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