Library Worklife

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Library Worklife</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Library Worklife" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> The purpose of this newsletter is to inform those working in the library field about Human Resource (HR) related issues such as career advancement, pay equity, recruitment, work/life balance, and certification.[1. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Welcome to Library Worklife!</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Members of the target audience include members of ALA-APA.[2. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Welcome to Library Worklife!</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).[3. SerialsSolutions. (2016). Library Worklife: HR e-news for today's leaders. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[4. SerialsSolutions. (2016). Library Worklife: HR e-news for today's leaders. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS professional news journal.[5. SerialsSolutions. (2016). Library Worklife: HR e-news for today's leaders. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[6. SerialsSolutions. (2016). Library Worklife: HR e-news for today's leaders. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> The newsletter contains the following subsections: ALA-APA news, career advancement, certification, HR law, HR practice, salaries and pay equity, recruitment, spotlight, support staff, and work/life.[7. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>LW FAQ</em>. Retrieved from <a title="LW FAQ" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/lw-frequently-asked-questions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/lw-frequently-asked-questions/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Issued the second Tuesday of each month.[8. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>LW FAQ</em>. Retrieved from <a title="LW FAQ" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/lw-frequently-asked-questions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/lw-frequently-asked-questions/</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Library Worklife Submission Guidelines" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> The newsletter accepts shorter length articles, anywhere from 200 to 1200 words. Longer articles may be submitted upon previous arrangement. Articles may be based on news, trends, research, scholarly articles, noteworthy events, and individual profiles.[9. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] "Factual articles must be inviting and readable, with all statements backed by responsible research and interviews."[10. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] The website has a specific section, <a title="Write for Library Worklife" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/write-for-library-worklife/" target="_blank">Write for Library Worklife</a> that lists upcoming themes and suggested topics to consider writing about.[11. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Write for Library Wroklife</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Write for Library Worklife" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/write-for-library-worklife/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/write-for-library-worklife/</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Submissions are accepted by e-mail to bcalvin@ala.org and/or info@ala-apa.org, with the article pasted in plain text in the body of the email, or as a MS Word attachment. Articles are reviewed by the editors and they make the decision whether or not an article should be published. They may also choose to make changes if the article is accepted.[12. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] The submission guidelines also include a list of topics to consider writing about and an Editorial Calendar with writing deadlines and distribution days per monthly issue.[16. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] Writers are encouraged to commit to submitting three articles for a twelve-month period; one-time submissions are also accepted.[17. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> The tone of the articles is informative, and can even be humorous in the right situation. They can also be written in either first person or third person.[18. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>Chicago Manual of Style;</em> however the submission guidelines advise against the use of extensive footnotes.[19. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This newsletter offers opportunities for those interested in writing about the details involved in the working life of librarians, especially authors willing to share their success or concerns on the publication topic. As a part of ALA it has the potential to reach a wide audience. Authors interested in writing for this publication are best served by reading past issues of the publication to gain a clear understanding for their focus. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Submission guidelines note that <em>Library Worklife</em> is received by thousands of ALA institutional members and individual subscribers.[20. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> As a part of the ALA-APA this journal is North American based as is its readership. The headquarters for the journal are located in Chicago, Illinois.[21. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] <em>Library Worklife</em> is written in English,[22. SerialsSolutions. (2016). Library Worklife: HR e-news for today's leaders. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407435724102/575494</a>] however authors need to avoid specific or regional references. <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> The readers are mostly part of the ALA-APA, which is an organization which endeavors "to enable the certification of individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree"[23. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Welcome</em>. Retrieved from <a title="ALA-APA" href="http://ala-apa.org/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/</a>] when it was first formed in June 2001. This mission was broadened in January 2002 to include advocacy for the "mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers€."[24. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Welcome</em>. Retrieved from <a title="ALA-APA" href="http://ala-apa.org/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/</a>] The readers of this journal work in all types of library environments. They are concerned with employment issues such as pay rates and human resources issues rather than advice on day to day issues that face librarians.[25. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] One issue that readers are likely to have a strong opinion about is that of pay equity. According to the website, one of the main goals of ALA-APA is "direct support of comparable worth and pay equity initiatives, and other activities designed to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers."[26. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Welcome</em>. Retrieved from <a title="ALA-APA" href="http://ala-apa.org/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Since this is a publication put out by ALA, with a large number of subscribers who are ALA members, the readers would likely have a thorough understanding of LIS subject matter as well as jargon.[27. ALA-APA. (2016). <em>Call for Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Worklife Call for Submissions" href="http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/call-for-submissions/</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The readers are largely associated with ALA-APA. One of the important issues for such readers is the fair treatment of library workers and the status of library workers within the public's eye. This would be a helpful issue to keep in mind when considering article ideas. The most important characteristic of the readers to remember is that they are interested primarily in the pay equity and the status of librarians in the workplace. The articles these readers would have the most interest in reading would have these issues as a central theme. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 16, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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