Letters to a Young Librarian

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 2330-1171[1. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 21, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1521668447302/777397" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1521668447302/777397</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Letters to a Young Librarian" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.com/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> This blog offers "advice to those who are new (or even not so new) to librarianship from someone who has been doing this work for a while now."[2. Olin, J. (2016). Home. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Home" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/</a>] The objective is to "break down the barriers between library schools &amp; students and professional librarians."[3. Olin, J. (2016). Why I Decided to Start a Blog. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Why I Decided to Start a Blog" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/2011/06/why-i-decided-to-start-blog.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/2011/06/why-i-decided-to-start-blog.html</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Library science graduate students and new professional librarians.[4. Olin, J. (2016). About This Blog. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About This Blog" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-this-blog.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-this-blog.html</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Jessica Olin.[5. Olin, J. (2016). About Me. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Me" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-me-with-contact-information.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-me-with-contact-information.html</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[6. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS Professional and Trade Publication.[7. Olin, J. (2016). Home. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Home" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[8. Olin, J. (2016). Home. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Home" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> Articles (ideas! advice! pep talks!) on all areas of librarianship. Examples from the last two months (March and April, 2015) include: a discussion of management vs. leadership, a reminder about patron privacy, and a description of and tips for whiteboard polling.[9. Olin, J. (2016). Home. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Home" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/</a>] Interspersed with the professional advice are "just for fun" posts.[10. Olin, J. (2016). Just for Fun: Big Hero 6. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Just for Fun" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/2015/04/just-for-fun-big-hero-6.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/2015/04/just-for-fun-big-hero-6.html</a>] Guest posts are also included and welcomed.[11. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Very frequent, averaging 7-9 posts per month.[12. Olin, J. (2016). Home. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Home" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Olin poses this question to potential contributors: "Is there something you wish you'd known when you were a graduate student and/or a brand new to libraries?"[13. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] "In some posts, you see the author's philosophy of an aspect of librarianship. In others, the piece is about developing job skills. So long as it answers that basic question, pretty much everything is germane to this blog."[14. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] Writing on exactly the same topics that have already been covered, or approaching topics in the same way, will not be published.[15. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Casual tone is required (no footnotes allowed). Posts should be between 500-750 words. Submissions will be edited by Jessica Olin. Send topic ideas to librarianjessica@gmail.com[16. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Tone is casual and welcoming.[17. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] "This isn't an academic, refereed publication. It's a conversation. That means personal pronouns are encouraged and footnotes/endnotes/etc. are not allowed."[18. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> None specified. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> If this is your first foray into writing for your peers, this blog is an excellent place to start. As this is a blog specifically written for new librarians and library school students, you will be writing for peers and like-minded individuals. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> As of May 2016, this blog has 254 followers.[19. Olin, J. (2016). Home. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Home" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/</a>] In addition, Olin has 2,222 followers on Twitter.[20. Twitter. (2016). <em>Jessica Olin</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Twitter" href="https://twitter.com/olinj">https://twitter.com/olinj</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> This blog is written in American English for a mostly North American audience.[21. Olin, J. (2016). Home. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Home" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Readers seem to be mostly students or recent graduates with many and varied interests in the LIS world. As per the guest post guidelines, "this is a conversation."[22. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] Readers will expect informative and thoughtful posts written in an informal manner. As "posts need to be geared toward a general audience"[23. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>], readers represent all areas of librarianship. <strong>Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Knowledge of LIS issues could range from the first year LIS graduate student, to a professional librarian starting a career in the field. Don't assume that the reader will understand LIS-speak; keep jargon to a minimum.[24. Olin, J. (2016). About Guest Posts. <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Guest Posts" href="http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html">http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.ca/p/about-guest-posts-includes-editorial.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Readers of <em>Letters to a Young Librarian</em> want to learn about the profession in a way that is not taught at their graduate schools. They want first-hand accounts of first-time librarians. They are interested in everything from your philosophy of librarianship, to tips on networking. The possible topics are as varied as the profession. <strong>Last updated: </strong>May 16, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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