Education Libraries

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>Education Libraries</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: XXXX-XXXX <strong>Website</strong>: <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/index">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/index</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: <em>"Education Libraries</em> is an electronic, refereed journal of the Special Libraries Association’s (SLA) Education Division.  It offers a forum for new and challenging ideas in education, and library and information science. It also explores the effect of new technologies on the library profession and library and information curriculum."[1. "Focus and Scope," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] <strong>Target audience</strong>: The target audience is the membership of the Special Libraries Association, which includes those employed at "a variety of venues, including special libraries and information centers, academic libraries, public libraries, and school libraries."[2. "Author Guidelines," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017,  <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: Special Libraries Association, Education Division[3. "Journal Sponsorship," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/journalSponsorship">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/journalSponsorship</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? Yes[4. "Peer Review Process," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess</a>] <strong>Type</strong>: LIS and Education; scholarly[5. "Focus and Scope," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: Online, open access since 2015[6. "Archives," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/issue/archive">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/issue/archive</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: <em>Education Libraries</em> publishes scholarly articles, book reviews, member profiles, and case studies.[7. "Section Policies," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#sectionPolicies">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#sectionPolicies</a>] Recent feature articles include faculty-librarian collaboration, 3-D printing in education libraries, collection development, and school library advocacy.[8. "Archives," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/issue/archive">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/issue/archive</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: Biannually[9. "Publication Frequency," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#publicationFrequency">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#publicationFrequency</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: <em>Education Libraries</em> accepts "research studies, descriptive narratives, or other thoughtful considerations of topics of interest to the education information professional. Manuscripts focusing on issues relevant to more general concerns either in the field of education or in the field of library and information science are also welcome provided they include a significant component specifically germane to education, libraries and librarianship."[10. "Author Guidelines," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a>] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: Authors submitting manuscripts are required to register using a link provided on the publication website.[11. "Online Submissions," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions</a>] All submissions will be considered for publication and are subject to the double-blind peer review process. Inquiries about particular manuscripts may be sent via email to the editor. See the publication website for details.[12. "Author Guidelines," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Scholarly[13. "Focus and Scope," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: <em>Publication Manual of the</em> <em>American Psychological Association</em> (APA) style manual, most recent edition[14. "Submission Preparation Checklist," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>Education Libraries</em> presents an interesting opportunity for LIS writers from different types of libraries to discuss and share information that is related to education. This journal is well established, which means writers can be assured that they are submitting their work to a credible source and contributing to the scholarly conversation. The journal is indexed in Education Libraries is indexed in ERIC, EBSCOhost’s Education Collection, and Library Literature.[15. "Focus and Scope," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: According to the SLA's website there are more than 9,000 association members based in more than 75 countries.[16. "About SLA," Special Libraries Association, accessed April 13, 2017, <a title="About SLA" href="http://www.sla.org/about-sla/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.sla.org/about-sla/</a>] Information about exactly how many are a part of the Education Division is not available. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: Just as members of the Special Libraries Association are located around the world, the readers of <em>Education Libraries</em> are also international.[17. "About SLA," Special Libraries Association, accessed April 13, 2017, <a title="About SLA" href="http://www.sla.org/about-sla/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.sla.org/about-sla/</a>] Because this is an international publication, differences in language and cultural practice should be considered. <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: It is safe to assume the readers of this publication are interested in academic libraries and their role in education. Due to the professional focus of this publication the readership is largely comprised of individuals already working in academic libraries with considerable experience in the field. The readers of this publication are likely to value education and research. They are likely to be interested in learning about new technologies as well as in innovative teaching methods. Recent articles demonstrate a general acceptance of new technologies and changes in librarianship.[18. "Archives," Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/issue/archive">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/issue/archive</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: It is likely that, as library employees, a  majority of readers are very familiar with LIS subject matter. Additionally, we can assume that the readers are familiar with new information technologies issues as well as issues surrounding the growth of digital content in library collections.[19. "Author Guidelines, Special Libraries Association/Education Division, accessed April 13, 2017, <a href="http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines">http://educationlibraries.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The most important characteristic of the <em>Education Libraries</em> audience is its interest in education and technology related to instruction and learning. Authors must keep in mind the fact that this journal is scholarly, and the widest audience is those who work in higher education libraries, therefore well researched studies are particularly important. Potential contributors writing book or technology reviews as well as opinion pieces may want to relate their subject back to its value to learning in order to appeal to the audience. <strong>Last updated</strong>: April 13, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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