Learning Exchange

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: LearningExchange : the newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association.

ISSN: 0360-06881

Website: http://www.ala.org/learnrt/newsletter

Purpose, objective, or mission: LearningExchange is the official publication of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association (LearnRT). Per their website, LearnRT:

“The Mission of the Learning Round Table….
….promotes quality continuing education and staff development for all library personnel. We help you NETWORK with other staff development and continuing education providers for the exchange of ideas, concerns and solutions.

….serves as your SOURCE for staff development continuing education assistance, publications, materials, training and activities.

….is your ADVOCATE for quality library staff development and continuing education at both the local and national levels.”2

Target audience: Interested parties and members of the American Library Association Learning Round Table.3

Publisher: American Library Association.4

Peer reviewed? No.5

Type: LIS professional or trade publication.

Medium: Online

Content: Articles about continuing education initiatives for library staff, reports on education opportunities, guides on best practices.6

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.ala.org/learnrt/newsletter

Types of contributions accepted: Writing that “promotes quality continuing education and staff development for all library personnel.”7

Submission and review process: To submit content or get more information about the LearningExchange, please email the LearnRT Newsletter Editor, Colleen Hooks editor@alalearning.org8

Editorial tone: There are no stated guidelines, though content from the most recent newsletter reads professional and informal.9

Style guide used: None specified.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

LIS authors have the opportunity to share resources about continuing education of library personnel.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: As of 2018, ALA’s Learning Round Table had 382 members.10 All members of LearnRT receive a subscription to Learning Exchange.11

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Learning Exchange is written in English for a North American audience.12

Reader characteristics: “Librarians who conduct training and professional development activities.”13

Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be knowledgeable about LIS issues.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

This is a knowledgeable, motivated audience. Many readers will be involved in education or supervisory or management positions since LearnRT members either conduct or will conduct training sessions with staff. Authors have a good opportunity to share their knowledge with like-minded professionals in the LIS field.


References

Show 13 footnotes

  1.  Learning Exchange, WorldCat, accessed May 5, 2020,  http://www.worldcat.org/title/learningexchange-the-newsletter-of-the-learning-round-table-of-the-american-library-association/oclc/711850412
  2. American Library Association. (2020). ALA LearnRT. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/
  3. American Library Association. (2020). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
  4. American Library Association. (2020). ALA LearnRT. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/
  5. American Library Association. (2020). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
  6. American Library Association. (2020). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
  7. American Library Association. (2020). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
  8. American Library Association. (2020). LearnRT Newsletter. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/newsletter
  9. American Library Association. (2020). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
  10. American Library Association. (2020). ALA Round Table Membership Statistics 2004-Present. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/membership/membershipstats_files/rndtblstats#clenert
  11. American Library Association. (2020). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
  12. American Library Association. (2020). LearnRT Newsletter. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/newsletter
  13. American Library Association. (2020). Get Involved. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/learnrt/about
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