College & Research Libraries News

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 0099-0086 (Print) and 2150-6698 (Online)[1. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 22, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/-1598126628" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/-1598126628</a>] <strong>Website</strong>: <a title="College &amp; Research Libraries News" href="http://crln.acrl.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://crln.acrl.org/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: <em>C&amp;RL News</em> provides timely coverage of the activities and policy statements for the Association of College and Research Libraries, as its official news magazine.[2. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). About C&amp;RL News. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/about.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/about.xhtml</a>] <strong>Target audience</strong>: Members of the ACRL.[3. ProQuest. (2016). College &amp; Research Libraries News. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411507704316/119300">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411507704316/119300</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).[4. ProQuest. (2016). College &amp; Research Libraries News. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411507704316/119300">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411507704316/119300</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? No. <strong>Type</strong>: LIS professional news magazine.[5. ProQuest. (2016). College &amp; Research Libraries News. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411507704316/119300">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411507704316/119300</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: Print and online.[6. ProQuest. (2016). College &amp; Research Libraries News. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411507704316/119300">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411507704316/119300</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: Per their website, "<em>College &amp; Research Libraries News (C&amp;RL News)</em> publishes articles, reports, and essays written by practitioners addressing philosophy and techniques of day-to-day management of academic library services and collections. <em>C&amp;RL News</em> provides current information relating to issues, activities, and personalities of the higher education and academic and research library field. Information literacy, scholarly communication, technology, professional education, preservation, government actions that affect libraries, acquisitions, grants to libraries, product updates, and the business of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) are covered in <em>C&amp;RL News</em>."[7. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Instructions for Authors. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: 11 monthly issues (July and August are combined).[8. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Instructions for Authors. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: <a title="College &amp; Research Libraries News Submission Guidelines" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: Articles, essays, and reports.[9. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Instructions for Authors. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml</a>] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: Manuscripts must be submitted to the editor electronically. Only original manuscripts that have not been published will be accepted, however, exception may be given to previous items published in other institutional newsletters; length depends on type: articles should not be more than 2,000 words; "The Way I See It" essays may be 750 to 1,000 words; footnotes, charts and tables should be minimal; graphics should be included with submission. The author is responsible for obtaining permission for the use of any graphics. Please provide a brief caption and credit (if needed) for all images. Query first for "Internet Resources" column pieces and detail your experience and knowledge on the subject. If your query is approved you will receive special guidelines for manuscript preparation.[10. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Instructions for Authors. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Practical, accurate, informative, and informal.[11. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Instructions for Authors. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: <em>Chicago Manual of Style</em>, 16th ed.[12. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Instructions for Authors. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Instructions for Authors" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/author.xhtml</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> Publishing with <em>C&amp;RL News</em> provides a strong foundation for both an author's portfolio, in addition to allowing the author to be involved in a LIS association. Authors are not required to become ACRL members to publish with <em>C&amp;RL News</em>; however, ACRL offers a variety of publication tools and resources, including wikis and other forums for information sharing that is important to the professional development of librarians, and LIS authors. <em>C&amp;RL News</em> provides new LIS authors the potential to build their writing portfolio within a supportive, field-specific environment.[13. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="C&amp;RL News" href="http://crln.acrl.org/">http://crln.acrl.org/</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: According to the ACRL website, the association has approximately 13,249 members. Since these members receive automatic subscriptions to the <em>C&amp;RL News</em>, this would be a certain count towards the circulation. However, nonmembers can also subscribe to the publication, and the circulation total found on the advertising rates page notes the total circulation count at 13,685. Aside from members and nonmember single subscriptions, there may also be subscriptions by other libraries or related groups (educators) that may have an interest in receiving this publication.[14. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Advertising Information for ACRL Publications. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Advertising Information" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/advertisinginformation">http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/advertisinginformation</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: As the ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, it may seem apparent that the publication is geared towards academic and research libraries in America. However, the subscription information provides rates and postal fees for subscriptions to Canada, Mexico, Postal Union of the Americas and Spain (PUAS) countries, and all other countries.[15. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Advertising Information for ACRL Publications. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Advertising Information" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/advertisinginformation">http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/advertisinginformation</a>] The publication is printed in English, and as mentioned above, is a publication of a division of the ALA. The production office is in the U.S., and the majority of content is geared towards the "latest trends and practices affecting academic and research libraries and serves as the official newsmagazine and publication of record of ACRL,"[16. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). About C&amp;RL News. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/about.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/about.xhtml</a>] so cultural considerations do not seem to expand beyond the U.S. However, content such as "Internet Resources," that includes international websites, and stories on librarianship in other countries (Chalfoun, E. 2007. Beyond the border: Research in Maasailand. College &amp; Research Libraries News. Vol. 68, no. 8: 522-523)[17. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Table of Contents. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Vol. 68 No. 8" href="http://crln.acrl.org/content/68/8.toc">http://crln.acrl.org/content/68/8.toc</a>] present an awareness of how library trends and practices in other countries can affect U.S. librarianship. <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: In 2006, an electronic survey by McKinley Marketing, Inc., notes that ACRL members are 75% female, and 25% male. The majority of members are age 45-54, a total of 34%, with 28% of members being 55 to 64, 19% are 35 to 44, 14% are 25 to 34, 4% are over 65, and only 1% are under 25. The ethnic background of members, which could also be characterized in the previous category, as a "cultural consideration," consist of 86% White/Caucasian; 5% African American; 3% Asian/Pacific Islander; 2% Hispanic; 1% Native American, and 2% listed as "other." The audience will be comprised of members of the ACRL, who are professional librarians, staff, administrators, directors, educators in LIS, and students. The McKinley Marketing, Inc., survey from 2006 shows a wide array of professional interests and positions, with the largest group being directors or deans at 21%. Public services librarians follow at 18%, with remaining groups representing 5% and less in the roles of catalogers, branch heads, collection development, chief information officer, technical services, information educator, special collections, and "other."[18. American Library Association. (2014). Divisions. <em>American Library Association.</em> Retrieved from <a title="ALA Divisions" href="http://www.ala.org/groups/divs">http://www.ala.org/groups/divs</a>] This publication allows for more personal insights into the experiences of individual librarians with a personal essay column, called "The Way I See It," and humorous anecdotes. Readers will be open to new perspectives on situations they might have encountered themselves.[19. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). About C&amp;RL News. <em>College &amp; Research Libraries News.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About" href="http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/about.xhtml">http://crln.acrl.org/site/misc/about.xhtml</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: As the ACRL is a professional association of academic librarians and "other interested individuals,"[20. Association of College &amp; Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). About ACRL. <em>Association of College &amp; Research Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ACRL" href="http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl">http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl</a>] the knowledge of LIS subject matter will be a given. Readers will not want definitions and descriptions of issues that they are familiar with -- this audience expects to be informed on the current news, trends, and practices in academic and research libraries, as well as in the ACRL itself. <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> An initial reading of this publication would not necessarily give a potential author the sense that the audience is mainly female, white, and over 35. The professional characteristics have a far stronger impact on the focus of stories, rather than appeal to a particular age, gender, or ethnic background. However, the homogeny of the audience may provide authors with the opportunity to introduce issues that would reflect the diversity of patrons that many librarians' experiences. <strong>Last updated</strong>: May 14, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References<strong> </strong></h4>
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