CLS Newsletter

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>CLS Newsletter</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 0887-3550[1. <em>CLS Newsletter, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 22, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1521729990017/221750" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1521729990017/221750</a>] <strong>Website</strong>: <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: This is a newsletter produced by the College Libraries Section (CLS) of the Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), which in turn is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Its purpose is to provide information concerning the affairs of the CLS and ACRL to its members as well as to promote a sense of community among its members by publishing light, short articles dealing with experiences of working in academic libraries.[2. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). About CLS. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About CLS" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls</a>] <strong>Target audience</strong>: The newsletter is aimed at the general college librarian and provides information on the everyday activities of the CLS and ACRL. As such, it probably would not be of interest to a lay audience.[3. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). About CLS. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About CLS" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS).[4. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? No.[5. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). Manual of the College Libraries Section of the ACRL. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Manual" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/aboutcoll/sectionmanual">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/aboutcoll/sectionmanual</a>] <strong>Type</strong>: LIS professional. The newsletter is similar to other types of short, organizational communications meant for a general membership. It is unpretentious and full of very short pieces.[6. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: Online.[7. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). About CLS. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About CLS" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: The issues feature CLS and ACRL housekeeping pieces dealing with meetings, conferences, announcements, conventions, political issues, and promotions as well as human-interest pieces on librarians that work in academic libraries.[8. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: Twice a year.[9. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: Per their newsletter, "You may submit articles, suggestions, "Kudos" to the newsletter editor, Brittney Thomas, via email."[10. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: All types of submissions are considered with an emphasis on CLS related professional announcements and events.[11. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: Completely up to the editor who, from the content of past issues, is very flexible in what is accepted for publication as long as it is not too long and deals with CLS members or events.[12. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Very informal with a simple prose style.[13. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: None is specified. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> For a new author, these types of professional newsletters are gateway publications. These small publications are usually hungry for material and, though they do not usually pay, if the piece is not too long and is firmly down to earth it will probably be published. The meat and potatoes of these types of newsletters are announcements of one sort or another along with scheduling and convention information pertaining to the organization itself. The short human-interest type pieces on librarians and the academic libraries where they work are usually used for filler and so the shorter and more concise they are the better.[14. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: As of August 2011, <em>CLS</em> had 2,892 members which is a fine indicator of circulation because the newsletter is sent to all members.[15. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). Manual of the College Libraries Section of the ACRL. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Manual" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/aboutcoll/sectionmanual">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/aboutcoll/sectionmanual</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: <em>CLS Newsletter </em>does not focus on any particular region though it does concern itself with college-level librarianship within the United States. The majority of the newsletter deals with giving kudos to various hard-working librarians within the CLS community and so there is no regionalism present. All college libraries, actually all college librarians, from coast-to-coast are treated equally. Articles are to be written in clear English. As this is not a scholarly work and is really meant to be a house organ for the leadership of the CLS and, by extension, ACRL, the purpose is to communicate the internal housekeeping information of the College Libraries Section and recognize the accomplishments of its members. Because of this, the use of jargon is not detrimental though obscure, local usage might need to be clarified.[16. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: Based on a reading of several sample copies, the general readership can be assumed to consist of professionally active, middle-aged, Caucasian, and female academic librarians who work in baccalaureate-level, four-year schools. Of course, males are represented, but females still dominate the profession. The newsletter tries very hard to steer a middle course promoting the efforts of college librarians at all times.[17. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] The four-year college library experience is what binds the members of the CLS together. The experiences of end-of-term reserves, interlibrary loan problems and meeting the needs of demanding faculty are what flavors their relationships with each other and illustrate their successes. Most of the readers will be reference librarians or lower-level administrative librarians who are settled into their career paths; though the occasional library director of the smaller libraries might find something of interest in the newsletter.[18. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). About CLS. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About CLS" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: The readers are all professionals who have a strong grasp of their profession. The readers are interested enough in their career to have joined these organizations and so are relatively well informed on the new trends emerging in the profession such as blogging, and patron-centered services that would directly affect their work.[19. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). About CLS. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About CLS" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/sections/cls/aboutcls</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The one thing that must be kept in mind concerning the readers of this newsletter is that they are all dedicated to the profession of academic librarianship and that they are reading the newsletter to keep up on the current events of the College Library Section and the Association of College and Research Libraries. A popular feature is the kudos of various librarians throughout the country who have been awarded some honor or achieved some success. Also the occasional tidbit of gossip or library anecdote is found in the newsletter.[20. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL), College Libraries Section (CLS). (2016). CLS Newsletter. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL)</em>. Retrieved from <a title="CLS Newsletter" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter</a>] <strong>Last updated</strong>: May 14, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References<strong> </strong></h4>
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