Law Library Journal

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Law Library Journal</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Law Library Journal" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> The <em>LLJ</em> has been published since 1908 to discuss the particular needs and innovations of law librarianship.[1. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj</a>] <strong> Target audience:</strong> Law librarians and others who work with legal materials.[2. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>About Us</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About AALL" href="http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about]</a> <strong>Publisher:</strong> American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)[3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Law Library Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Law Library Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly.[5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Law Library Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online.[6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Law Library Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> According to the <em>LLJ</em>, the journal includes articles of interest and concern to law librarians and others who work with legal materials. Examples include: law library collections, their acquisitions and organizations; services to patrons and instruction in legal research; administration; effects of developing technology on law libraries.[7. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly.[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Law Library Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Law Library Journal Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Information appropriate to law librarianship, case studies, descriptive or historical narratives, commentaries, or reports on research projects. The association also encourages the publication of memorials to deceased members of the association.[9. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal Author's Guide</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal Author's Guide" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Follow detailed instructions at their guidelines.[10. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal Author's Guide</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal Author's Guide" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Scholarly.[11. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal Author's Guide</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal Author's Guide" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>The Bluebook.</em> For matters not covered in <em>The Bluebook</em>, use the <em>Chicago Manual of Style</em>.[12. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal Author's Guide</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal Author's Guide" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>Law Library Journal</em> gives opportunities to potential authors who want to approach case studies, descriptive or historical narratives, report on research projects or bibliographies of substantive law or law librarianship. The broad scopes of submissions are welcome and are peer reviewed by scholarly members of the association. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> 5,000 members[13. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>About Us</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About AALL" href="http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about]</a> (membership benefit) and subscribers.[14. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> <em>Law Library Journal</em> circulates to its members throughout the United States.[15. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj</a>] The publication is written in English.[16. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Law Library Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404438801472/48759</a>] Although, the readers will be employed in various types of law libraries they will be able to identify with articles on issues concerning types of libraries other than their own.[17. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>About Us</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About AALL" href="http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about]</a> <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> The readers of this journal are primarily law librarians or others who work with legal materials and resources, working in a private practice such as a law firm law library, a law school law library, or a public law library setting. The reader's professional background may consist of both law and librarianship. Their interest are broad and may consist of administrative issues to circulation. The readers are well rounded and versed in librarianship.[18. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>About Us</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About AALL" href="http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about]</a> <em>LLJ</em> is a very well known publication in the law library field. Many librarians use listservs and discuss issues or reports published in <em>Law Library Journal</em>. Often bibliographies published in <em>LLJ</em> are consulted to gain knowledge about new resources available. The publication also serves as a supplemental tool for those in the field or for those student or library technicians interested in advancing in the library field.[19. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> <em>LLJ</em> includes articles in all fields of interest and concern to law librarians and others who work with legal materials. Such articles may include legal research, management issues, cataloging, and bibliographies.[20. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj</a>] The reader will be familiar with both LIS and legal jargon. AALL maintains committees of all types for their members to be involved with, such as Citation Formats Committee, Fair Business Practices Implementation Task Force, <em>Law Library Journal</em> Editor Search Task Force, and Recruitment to Law Librarianship Committee. Many of the readers will be familiar with law librarianship as well as special areas of interest.[21. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>About Us</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About AALL" href="http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/top-menu/about]</a> <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> <em>Law Library Journal</em>'s readers are professionals that provide services to the public or work in a private library setting. They work with legal materials daily and are very familiar with legal procedure, courts and librarianship. Many of the readers are administrators or directors of their library and find management articles very helpful. The journal "includes articles in all fields of interest and concern to law librarians and others who work with legal materials."[22. American Association of Law Libraries. (2014). <em>Law Library Journal Author's Guide</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Law Library Journal Author's Guide" href="http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/llj-authors-guide.html</a>] Articles written about public law libraries and their librarians or collections are of much interest to the private law firm librarian, which informs them of trends in technology and new publications. Both legal and LIS terminology is welcome in this publication. <strong>Last updated:</strong> November 3, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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