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(via Simone Williams, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Simone Williams, Assistant Professor and Diversity and Engagement Librarian and Elizabeth Kamper, Assistant Professor and Information Literacy Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is inviting you to participate in a research study. The goal of this research study is to collect data to determine threat levels to implementing critical information literacy at academic institutions. In this study we hope to learn about academic librarians’ experiences while implementing critical information literacy at their institutions.

Your participation in this study will involve completing a survey. Your expected time commitment is 15 minutes or less. The results of this study may be published in research journals or presented at professional conferences. However, the risks to you as a participant are minimal as your name will not be attached to your responses.

Critical Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: Perceptions and Pushback Survey

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact Simone Williams, at siwilli@siue.edu, or Elizabeth Kamper, at ekamper@siue.edu. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you can call the SIUE Institutional Review Board, at 618-650-3010, or e-mail it, at irbtraining@siue.edu.

Thank you,

Simone Williams, MLIS
Elizabeth Kamper, MLIS

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(via Anna Ferri, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Dear Current, Former, or Future Library Worker,

We are contacting you to request your participation in a research study titled “Personal Identity of Chronically Ill Health Sciences Library Workers”, reviewed and approved as exempt research by the Texas Christian University Institutional Review Board and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Institutional Review Board. The primary investigators, Kathryn Houk, Laura Haygood and Soph Myers-Kelley, are interested in the prevalence of chronic illness in health sciences library workers and the influence it has on self-identity and career.

We are recruiting people who:

  • Previously, currently, or hope to work in a medical or health sciences library role
  • Live(d) and/or work(ed) within the United States of America
  • Have a visible or invisible chronic illness that began before or during your time working in a medical or health sciences library role

We use the term “chronic illness” to encompass any condition that lasts at least 1 year or more even if it fluctuates in symptom activity, limits activities of daily living in some way, and/or requires therapeutic intervention to manage effectively. We are purposely allowing participants to self-identify regardless of if you have been formally diagnosed and/or are receiving care. This research study involves completing an online survey. You may go to the survey and read the informed consent before choosing to participate. We appreciate you sharing this call for participation with anyone you think might meet the criteria for inclusion.

Click this link to be taken to the consent form and survey.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the research team.

Thank you,

Laura Haygood–laura.haygood@tcu.edu

Kathryn Houk–kathryn.houk@unlv.edu

Soph Myers-Kelley–myerskelleys22@ecu.edu

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(via Giovanna Badia, McGill University)

My colleague, April Colosimo, and I are interested in learning more about academic library services for non-degree-seeking older adults who are pursuing lifelong learning opportunities. We are also interested in the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on these services. We are looking for survey participants from academic libraries that offer services to non-degree seeking older adults or who are aware of communities of older adults on their campus. Non-degree-seeking older adults are defined in this study as individuals of retirement age who are learning for the joy of it.

Survey results will provide a snapshot of library services being offered to support lifelong learning of older adults at colleges and universities, which is currently not covered in the literature. Results will be analyzed and submitted for publication in an academic journal. We published a related study in 2021 called, “Diaries of lifelong learners: Information seeking behaviors of older adults in peer-learning study groups at an academic institution”.

To complete the survey, or to learn more about the study, please visit here.

Two e-mail reminders to complete the survey will be sent out in two-week intervals. If you have questions about the study, please do not hesitate to ask us. Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Giovanna Badia
giovanna.badia@mcgill.ca
Assessment Librarian
McGill University

April Colosimo
april.colosimo@mcgill.ca
Liaison Librarian
McGill University

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(via Simone Williams, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Simone Williams, Assistant Professor and Diversity and Engagement Librarian and Elizabeth Kamper, Assistant Professor and Information Literacy Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is inviting you to participate in a research study. The goal of this research study is to collect data to determine threat levels to implementing critical information literacy at academic institutions. In this study we hope to learn about academic librarians’ experiences while implementing critical information literacy at their institutions.

Your participation in this study will involve completing a survey. Your expected time commitment is 15 minutes or less. The results of this study may be published in research journals or presented at professional conferences. However, the risks to you as a participant are minimal as your name will not be attached to your responses.

Critical Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: Perceptions and Pushback Survey

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact Simone Williams at siwilli@siue.edu or Elizabeth Kamper at ekamper@siue.edu. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you can call the SIUE Institutional Review Board at 618-650-3010 or e-mail at irbtraining@siue.edu.

Thank you,

Simone Williams, MLIS
Elizabeth Kamper, MLIS

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(via Sarah Allison, Ball State University)

Dear Colleagues,

Have you participated in the design thinking process within a library setting? Have you used design thinking for problem-solving needs or remodeling of library spaces? Have you used design thinking to refine your library public services?

We are working on exploratory research about how design thinking is being implemented in library settings and related outcomes.

We invite you to participate in a 30-to-60-minute Zoom interview. Questions will focus on your knowledge of design thinking, how you have implemented design thinking in a library setting, the type of project(s) in which you implemented design thinking, and the results of the process.

Please complete this survey, and we will contact you about scheduling an interview.

Thank you in advance,

Sarah M. Allison, Head of Archives User Engagement, Ball State University Libraries
Dr. Jennifer Palilonis, Director, Center for Emerging Media Design & Development and the George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Multimedia Journalism, Ball State University

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(via David Lemmons, George Mason University)

We are writing to ask you to participate in a research survey measuring academic librarians’ teaching self-efficacy beliefs.  The purpose of this study is to test a scale for measuring teaching self-efficacy of librarians working in higher education. Any person working in an academic library with teaching responsibilities is encouraged to participate. You do not have to have an MLS or be in a professional librarian position.

If you choose to participate, you will complete a survey that will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time, and for any reason.

Results may be published and any identifying data will be removed. There is no identified risk to taking this survey.

Please feel free to share this survey with colleagues who have teaching responsibilities in academic libraries.

Click here to begin the survey.

The survey will close at 7:00 PM CDT on Friday, July 29.

Thank you for your consideration. Questions about the study may be directed to:

David X. Lemmons
Instruction Coordinator
George Mason University Libraries
dlemmons@gmu.edu

Maoria J. Kirker
Lead, Teaching & Learning Team
George Mason University Libraries
mkirker@gmu.edu

IRBNet ID #: 1923568-1
Principal Investigator: David X. Lemmons

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(via Laureen Cantwell, PhD student at University of Buffalo)

Dear academic librarians,

My name is Laureen Cantwell, and I am a PhD student in the Information Science program, within the Graduate School of Education, at the University at Buffalo. I am conducting a research study exploring the phenomenon of caring relations among academic librarians engaged in research/reference assistance (UB IRB STUDY 00006459). You are invited to participate in the Pre-Screening Survey for possible participation in this study.

The Pre-Screening Survey is anticipated to take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time and is designed to aid me in identifying eligible academic librarians for in-depth interviews. If selected to participate in the in-depth interviews, you’ll be asked to schedule 3 sessions, each of which is anticipated to take 45-60 minutes. The interviews will be Zoom-based and an audio recording will be made with your consent.

Participation in this study is voluntary. Your identity as a participant will remain confidential during and after the study. A unique ID will automatically be assigned to your pre-screening survey submission via the survey tool and a pseudonym will be used for any transcripts and research products using data from this study.

If you have questions, please contact me at laureenc@buffalo.edu.

To participate, use this link. Please note that clicking the link to the survey indicates your consent to participate.

Thank you for your consideration,

Laureen P. Cantwell
PhD Student, University at Buffalo
Graduate School of Education, Information Science Program

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(via Laureen Cantwell-Jurkovic, Colorado Mesa University & Western Colorado Community College)

Link to Participate: here

The Purpose of this Survey (Protocol: 22-49): In preparing the manuscript for an edited volume about academic librarians and the health humanities, the survey author felt a chapter regarding the feasibility of medical and health humanities engagement for librarians, libraries, and their institutions would be a useful contribution to the overall work. The author has created this survey to get a sense of the campus positioning, challenges, concerns, questions, and strengths to be considered when looking to get medical and health humanities initiatives off the ground at one’s institution as an academic librarian. These may include ideas like professional development needed and how it was pursued; critical things to know before…; budgetary needs; acquisitions efforts; staffing concerns (e.g., re: instruction, outreach, credit-bearing courses, time needed/allotted within one’s library staffing model); instruction & outreach efforts; when/how one got started with MH/HH; barriers to success with one’s efforts; how one networks with/pitches to faculty, etc. Plenty of ground that could be covered here all to the benefit of helping bring the medical and health humanities into more libraries and institutions!

The Intended Audience for this Survey: Academic librarians involved in medical/health humanities efforts at their library (incl. traditional college/university library, health sciences library, hospital library, special collections/archives, etc.). We are looking for feedback from those who have made strides in their library and/or within their institution. The medical/health humanities do not need to be a direct or explicit part of your job expectations, but should be something that’s a dedicated, consistent engagement effort on your part. You may be involved in collection development, instruction, outreach/programming, committee work, curriculum development, liaison efforts and/or other functions within which you connect your work with the medical/health humanities and, through this, have advanced the conversation, etc., for your institution.

Note: This survey asks a few things about your education, institution, job role, etc. It does not ask for, or require, any identifying information. All participant responses will have a unique ID established by Qualtrics. Participation is estimated to take 10-30 minutes depending on how deeply you choose to answer the qualitative questions and/or on how many aspects of librarianship intersect with your involvement with the medical/health humanities.

About the Survey Author: Laureen P. Cantwell (lcantwell@coloradomesa.edu), MSLIS, is the Head of Access Services & Outreach at Colorado Mesa University’s Tomlinson Library. Laureen is currently pursuing a PhD in Information Science from University at Buffalo, SUNY. She co-edited Memphis Noir (Akashic Books, 2015) and Finding Your Seat at the Table (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022), and has published on topics ranging from librarians on IRBs to curbside pickup services, from chat reference to digital badging, and more. She is currently editing a book on the health humanities and academic librarianship — this survey is part of that work.

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(via Laureen Cantwell-Jurkovic, Colorado Mesa University & Western Colorado Community College)

Link to Participate: click here

The Purpose of this Survey (Protocol: 22-49): In preparing the manuscript for an edited volume about academic librarians and the health humanities, the survey author felt a chapter regarding the feasibility of medical and health humanities engagement for librarians, libraries, and their institutions would be a useful contribution to the overall work. The author has created this survey to get a sense of the campus positioning, challenges, concerns, questions, and strengths to be considered when looking to get medical and health humanities initiatives off the ground at one’s institution as an academic librarian. These may include ideas like professional development needed and how it was pursued; critical things to know before…; budgetary needs; acquisitions efforts; staffing concerns (e.g., re: instruction, outreach, credit-bearing courses, time needed/allotted within one’s library staffing model); instruction & outreach efforts; when/how one got started with MH/HH; barriers to success with one’s efforts; how one networks with/pitches to faculty, etc. Plenty of ground that could be covered here all to the benefit of helping bring the medical and health humanities into more libraries and institutions!

The Intended Audience for this Survey: Academic librarians involved in medical/health humanities efforts at their library (incl. traditional college/university library, health sciences library, hospital library, special collections/archives, etc.). We are looking for feedback from those who have made strides in their library and/or within their institution. The medical/health humanities do not need to be a direct or explicit part of your job expectations, but should be something that’s a dedicated, consistent engagement effort on your part. You may be involved in collection development, instruction, outreach/programming, committee work, curriculum development, liaison efforts and/or other functions within which you connect your work with the medical/health humanities and, through this, have advanced the conversation, etc., for your institution.

Note: This survey asks a few things about your education, institution, job role, etc. It does not ask for, or require, any identifying information. All participant responses will have a unique ID established by Qualtrics. Participation is estimated to take 10-30 minutes depending on how deeply you choose to answer the qualitative questions and/or on how many aspects of librarianship intersect with your involvement with the medical/health humanities.

About the Survey Author: Laureen P. Cantwell (lcantwell@coloradomesa.edu), MSLIS, is the Head of Access Services & Outreach at Colorado Mesa University’s Tomlinson Library. Laureen is currently pursuing a PhD in Information Science from University at Buffalo, SUNY. She co-edited Memphis Noir (Akashic Books, 2015) and Finding Your Seat at the Table (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022), and has published on topics ranging from librarians on IRBs to curbside pickup services, from chat reference to digital badging, and more. She is currently editing a book on the health humanities and academic librarianship–this survey is part of that work.

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(via Christine Beardsley, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

This study will address how current eBook trends and practices in libraries will impact the larger ecosystem of collections and resource sharing. These services have become essential to serving the research needs of faculty and students in higher education. The findings could help identify some limitations to these practices and predict negative consequences for academic libraries and researchers. This research project will hopefully help academic libraries gain insight into the future of library book collections and resource sharing and offer suggestions to improve that trajectory.

You are invited to complete an online survey that will take approximately 15 – 30 minutes to complete. Because these questions will require information from collections and ILL staff at your institution, please coordinate with each other to ensure that we only have one response per institution. Also, we will be asking questions related to collections budget and eBook expenditures so you might want to have that available when you begin the survey. Please select NA for any questions that do not apply.

You may access the survey here. Please have only ONE submission of the survey from your institution. The deadline to participate is Monday, June 13.

We thank you for your participation!

 

Primary Investigators

Amanda Binder

Social Sciences and History Librarian, abinder3@uncc.edu

Elizabeth Siler

Associate Dean of Collection Services, esiler3@uncc.edu

Christine Beardsley

Interlibrary Loan Service Coordinator, cbeards1@uncc.edu

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