Judaica Librarianship

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title: </strong><em>Judaica Librarianship</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> "The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) promotes Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources and through leadership for the profession and practitioners of Judaica librarianship.”[1. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). <em>About AJL</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About AJL" href="http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx</a>] Membership is open to librarians, libraries, and library supporters. The journal itself is a “forum for scholarship on the theory and practice of Jewish studies librarianship and information studies."[2. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus &amp; scope. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Focus &amp; Scope" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Members of the ALA with an interest in Jewish library and info sciences, members of the Association of Jewish Libraries, members of the American Theological Library Association, and, from the publications’ <a title="About Judaica Librarianship " href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html" target="_blank">about page</a> anyone with an interest in “information and research, in all forms of media relating to all things Jewish.”[3. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> <a title="Association of Jewish Libraries" href="http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/" target="_blank">Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)</a>,[4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702</a>] an affiliate of the ALA and American Theological Library Association.[5. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). <em>About AJL</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About AJL" href="http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes,[6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702</a>] using a double-blind system.[7. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Submission guidelines. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Submission Guidelines" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly.[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702</a>] The journal is the official journal of the AJL, “an international professional organization” devoted to information and all things Jewish.[8. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online as of 2013, vol 18. Prior to that the journal was in print (ISSN: 0739-5086).[9. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> From their <a title="Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/" target="_blank">website</a>, the journal publishes “research articles and essays on all theoretical or practical aspects of Jewish Studies librarianship and cultural stewardship in the digital age; bibliographical, bibliometric and comprehensive studies related to Jewish booklore; historical studies or current surveys of noteworthy collections; and extensive review of reference works and other resources, including electronic databases and informational websites.”[10. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Home. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/</a>] The journal has included articles on the collection development and acquisitions techniques that are specific to Judaica, covered major changes in cataloging rules and classification schemes for Judaica, documented important local cataloging practices, described the earliest automation systems with Hebrew capability, and reviewed landmark Judaic reference works as well as children’s books.[11. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Home. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Annually.[12. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Judaica Librarianship Submission Guidelines" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> The journal seeks to provide a forum on the theory and practice of Jewish studies librarianship and information studies, and welcomes a wide range of articles related to these topics. In addition to the topics below, the journal also welcomes “thoroughly revised and updated versions of papers presented at AJL Annual Conference or chapter meetings.”[13. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus &amp; scope. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Focus &amp; Scope" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html</a>] Sample article titles include “Virtual Libraries vs. Physical Libraries in Jewish Studies,” “Establishing Uniform Headings for the Sacred Scriptures,” “The Jewish Press in France: A Review of the Contemporary Scene, 1993,” and “Strongly Traditional Judaism: A Selective Guide to World Wide Web Resources in English.”[14. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Home. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/</a>] From the <a title="Judaica Librarianship Focus &amp; Scope" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html" target="_blank">Focus and Scope</a> page the journal covers the following topics: <ul> <li>Theoretical or empirical studies integrating library and information science with aspects of Jewish studies and related fields that could stimulate the scholarly discussion about Jewish libraries (history of the book, bibliometrics, literary studies, media studies, Jewish languages and linguistics, information technology, literacy studies, or social history).</li> <li>Best practices and policies for Jewish libraries of all kinds: school libraries (all levels); community center libraries; public libraries; Judaica collections in religious institutions; archival collections; museum and historical society libraries; research libraries; and special libraries.</li> <li>Innovative approaches to data curation, discovery tools, or preservation of library materials in the digital age.</li> <li>Descriptive essays and surveys of noteworthy collections.</li> <li>Digital humanities projects relevant to Jewish studies and other digitization projects.</li> <li>Historical or bibliographical studies pertaining to Hebraica and/or Judaica materials, libraries and librarians, or generally to Jewish booklore.</li> <li>Library services for users, including but not limited to reference tools and instruction guidelines for teaching Jewish literacy, cultural programming, or any other outreach programs.</li> <li>Collaborative collection development initiatives across library networks.[15. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus &amp; scope. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Focus &amp; Scope" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html</a>]</li> </ul> The journal also sponsors a student essay contest, open to students currently enrolled in an accredited LIS program. Essays should be related to the topic of Jewish studies librarianship, with the winning essay considered for <i>Judaica Librarianship </i>publication and a cash reward. For more information see the journal’s <a title="About Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html" target="_blank">About Page </a>and you can also contact the Editor directly.[16. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html</a>] The 2013 editor is Rachel Leket-Mor:  rachel.leket-mor@asu.edu.[17. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Editorial board. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Editorial Board" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/editorialboard.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/editorialboard.html</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Anyone can submit an original article for consideration, provided they own all copyrights to the work.[18. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Policies. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Policies" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/policies.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/policies.html</a>] Follow the <a title="Judaica Librarianship Submission Guidelines" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html" target="_blank">submission guidelines</a>  to create an account; accept the Article submission agreement; provide author information and upload the article and other attachments. You’ll receive an email confirming submission. Make sure to double-check the guidelines, which give you style and formatting notes, as well as what to include in your article query.[19. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Submission guidelines. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Submission Guidelines" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Articles are extremely reader-friendly, with an often professional, conversational tone. LIS terms and phrases are used as necessary. Although these are well researched, peer-reviewed articles, they are intended for an audience that might consist of non-LIS practitioners, reading because they have an interest in Jewish library concerns.[20. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html</a>] Please note that journal editors, authors and reviewers follow the ethical guidelines of the <a title="Committee on Publication Ethics" href="http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines" target="_blank">Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)</a>.[21. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Policies. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Policies" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/policies.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/policies.html</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> For style guidelines: the <em>Chicago Manual of Style</em>, 16<sup>th</sup> edition, and <em>Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary</em>, 11<sup>th</sup> edition. For academic writing guidelines, follow the same dictionary, as well as Christopher Hollister’s <i>Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians</i>. For romanization of non-Latin languages (Hebrew, Cyrillic, Ladino and Judeo-Arabic), consult the Library of Congress Romanization Tables; and the YIVO system for romanization of Yiddish.[22. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Submission guidelines. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Submission Guidelines" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> The Journal seeks information of all types from students, professionals and scholars in the library world who have news, updates, and research pertaining to Jewish studies. It is an excellent place to query for new and established writers, to publish in a community-oriented, peer-reviewed journal that welcomes new ideas as well as fresh takes on established theories. The editorial team works closely with writers to make sure style and content are up to the journal’s standards, so even if this is the author’s first time, it should be a good experience that you can learn from. The journal is indexed in ATLA Religion, Ethnic NewsWatch, ERIC, Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, Index of Articles on Jewish Studies (RAMBI), Index to Jewish Periodicals, Index to Social Sciences and Humanities Proceedings, Information Science Abstracts, Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur, Jewish Studies Source, Library and Information Science Abstracts, Library Literature, and the MLA International Bibliography.[23. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Judaica Librarianship" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Current AJL members (exact numbers not available)[24. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). <em>Member Resources</em>. Retrieved from <a title="AJL Member Resources" href="http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/MemberResources.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/MemberResources.aspx</a>] <strong> Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> The AJL’s headquarters are in New Jersey:[25. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702</a>] however, the journal’s editorial team is spread amongst schools like Arizona State University, Stanford University, Yeshiva University, University of Washington, University of Toronto, and the (U.S.) Library of Congress.[26. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Editorial board. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Editorial Board" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/editorialboard.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/editorialboard.html</a>] The AJL holds a conference each year at a different location.  Per 2013 editor Rachel Leket-Mor: “The journal is mostly completed through online collaboration. The editorial board meets at the annual conferences of AJL, not in any other physical location.”[27. R. Leket-Mor, personal communication, 16 April 2014] Articles are written in English.[28. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702</a>] But the AJL promotes Jewish literacy and LIS across the world, with members represented in North America, China, Holland, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland and the UK.[29. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). <em>About AJL</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About AJL" href="http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx</a>] The overall theme is the Jewish LIS experience, which factors heavily into cultural  considerations for writing for this journal.[30. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus &amp; scope. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Focus &amp; Scope" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html</a>] Articles do often include Yiddish or Hebrew terminology, but it is generally explained within the text.[31. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Submission guidelines. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Submission Guidelines" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Readers belong to the AJL, and, whether or not they are actually librarians or information professionals, have an interest in Jewish cultural news from the library world. For the most part, readers will be interested in all things library, information science and/or Jewish, and work in libraries, museums, and other cultural or information centers. AJL’s membership includes two divisions: one containing Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections; the other includes Schools, Synagogues, and Centers. All receive <i>Judacia Librarianship</i> as part of membership. The journal adopts the attitude of promoting Jewish literacy and scholarship, and is committed to providing information to readers on what’s going on in the Jewish library and info science world. It has an open policy for writers and does not exclude anyone from submitting an article-the topic just needs to fall under the specified content.[32. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus &amp; scope. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Focus &amp; Scope" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Strong. This is the journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries, so expect good knowledge of, and interest in, LIS subject matter.[33. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus &amp; scope. <em>Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Judaica Librarianship Focus &amp; Scope" href="http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html" target="_blank">http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Readers have a strong interest in reporting from a Jewish library perspective, and will most likely welcome hearing of new studies, research, programs, or notes from the field. Also a good publication for learning more and becoming part of the larger AJL community. <strong>Last updated:</strong> November 3, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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