AALL Spectrum Fact Sheet

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Mission: As the official magazine of the American Association of Law Libraries, AALL Spectrum is dedicated to providing informative and engaging articles of interest to AALL members, law librarians, and other legal information professionals.

Specifications: AALL Spectrum is a four-color, 32-page magazine published monthly except January and August and with a combined September/October issue.

Content: AALL Spectrum updates readers on the ever-changing, multifaceted world of law libraries. Feature articles and editorials cover issues that affect legal information and law librarianship, such as licensing digital content, legislation, and the importance of public relations. The magazine also keeps members apprised of Association events and activities.

Style: The AALL Style Sheet, The Chicago Manual of Style, and Webster’s New World College Dictionary are used for matters of style and usage.

All submissions are edited for clarity and grammar. Whenever possible, the editorial director will contact an author to discuss questions of intention and interpretation. AALL Spectrum’s managing editor/marketing and communications manager has final discretion for specific content, form, and style of all items published in the magazine.

Oversight: The editorial director has overall responsibility for the content and quality of AALL Spectrum and works with the marketing and communications manager to fulfill this duty. The editorial director reports to the executive director and consults with the Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee, as necessary, to meet the committee’s charge. The editorial director and the AALL marketing and communications manager, in consultation with the Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum Committee, are responsible for the recommendation to the AALL Executive Board of general policies relating to the content, advertising, budget, and production of AALL Spectrum.

Advertising: AALL Spectrum accepts display and classified advertising. All advertising is subject to editorial approval. The managing editor/marketing and communications manager, as a representative of the Association, reserves the right to refuse any advertising deemed inappropriate and/or offensive.

Circulation: 5,000        

Contact: Ashley St. John, Marketing and Communications Manager, American Association of Law Libraries, 105 W. Adams Street, Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60603, Phone: (312) 939-4764, Fax: (312) 431-1097