School Library Research

Revision for “School Library Research” created on October 19, 2015 @ 18:38:01

Title
School Library Research
Content
&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>School Library Research </em>(formerly <em>School Library Media Research</em>) <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="School Library Research" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> <em>School Library Research</em> is an official journal of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Per their site, the purpose of the publication is, "is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library media programs. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians."[1. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR). <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Academic scholars, school library media and instructional specialists, and other educators.[2. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR). <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> American Library Association.[3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). School Library Research. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). School Library Research. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682</a>] <strong>Type:</strong>  Predominantly scholarly, but truly a hybrid scholarly-professional publication.[5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). School Library Research. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print.[6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). School Library Research. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> Original research, literature review and proposal, or innovative, conceptual essays.[7. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR): Submit a manuscript. <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/submit" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/submit</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Annually.[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). School Library Research. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="School Library Research Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/submit" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/submit</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> High quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library media programs. The journal also emphasizes research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school library media.[9. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR) submission guide. <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/SLR%20Submission%20Guide_2013_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/SLR%20Submission%20Guide_2013_FINAL.pdf</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Manuscripts can be submitted via an online submission form.[10. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR): Submit a manuscript. <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/submit" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/submit</a>] Submissions follow the peer review process (described in detail on site, including instructions to reviewers) which takes 8 - 12 weeks.[11. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR) submission guide. <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/SLR%20Submission%20Guide_2013_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/SLR%20Submission%20Guide_2013_FINAL.pdf</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Editorial tone is quite rigid and exacting in its particulars. The work submitted must follow all guidelines and present original scholarly material that presents something new to the field.[12. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR) submission guide. <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/SLR%20Submission%20Guide_2013_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/SLR%20Submission%20Guide_2013_FINAL.pdf</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>€™Chicago Manual of Style</em>€™ and additional journal specific guide.[13. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR) submission guide. <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/SLR%20Submission%20Guide_2013_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/SLR%20Submission%20Guide_2013_FINAL.pdf</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> Though a challenge opportunity, due to limited publication schedule (annually) and stiff competition, publication in this journal would definitely increase an author'€™s standing in the profession. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Information not available, magazine is benefit of membership in AASL.[14. American Library Association. (2014). Membership in AASL. <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="AASL Membership" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/join" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/join</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> North American publication with readers likely residents of North America. English language publication for a predominately English speaking audience.[15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). School Library Research. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403621862325/271682</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> No specifics provided but likely similar to the general membership of ALA, over 35 years of age and the majority female.[16. American Library Association. (2013). <em>ALA Demographics Studies.</em> Retrieved from <a title="ALA Demographics Studies" href="http://www.ala.org/research/sites/ala.org.research/files/content/July13report.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/research/sites/ala.org.research/files/content/July13report.pdf</a>] By definition, the workplace of this audience is school libraries (K-12). Readers will share a belief in the importance of high quality services for students in K-12 schools and an interest in the concerns of school librarians such as funding, information literacy and professional development.[17. American Library Association. (2014). School Library Research (SLR). <em>American Association of School Librarians</em>. Retrieved from <a title="School Library Research" href="http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> It is likely readers, the majority being school librarians with LIS degrees, have a strong understanding of LIS subject matter.[18. American Library Association. (2013). <em>ALA Demographics Studies.</em> Retrieved from <a title="ALA Demographics Studies" href="http://www.ala.org/research/sites/ala.org.research/files/content/July13report.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/research/sites/ala.org.research/files/content/July13report.pdf</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The readers will expect articles to inform them and to recognize the importance of the work of school librarians. As a scholarly journal, authors must have some expertise in the field and be capable of producing a strong research paper. <strong>Last updated:</strong> December 1, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
Excerpt


OldNewDate CreatedAuthorActions
October 19, 2015 @ 18:38:01 laurieputnam
October 9, 2015 @ 17:13:37 laurieputnam
October 9, 2015 @ 17:13:22 [Autosave] laurieputnam
August 6, 2015 @ 14:33:21 laurieputnam
December 1, 2014 @ 10:43:17 juliawells
December 1, 2014 @ 10:42:39 juliawells
October 30, 2014 @ 10:02:28 jonihansen
October 30, 2014 @ 10:01:54 [Autosave] jonihansen
June 24, 2014 @ 09:09:10 jonihansen
March 12, 2014 @ 03:14:32 jonihansen
December 4, 2013 @ 02:08:00 jonihansen
September 23, 2013 @ 18:20:09 admin
Comments are closed.