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(via Liz Chenevey, James Madison University)

​If you are an instruction librarian you are invited to participate in a survey and optional interview on librarians’ perceived roles and pedagogical practices in supporting student mental health. This is part of a research project to better understand students’ emotions around research, their effects on their overall wellness, and ways librarians can be more supportive to students’ emotional needs.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes of your time. Following the survey you will be invited to an optional follow-up interview that will be scheduled at your convenience.

This study has been approved by the James Madison University Institutional Review Board. Questions about the study can be directed to Liz Chenevey at chenevet@jmu.edu. Thank you for participating!

Click here to begin the survey.

This study has been approved by the JMU IRB, protocol # 22-3462.

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(via Laura DeLancey, Western Kentucky University)

We are conducting a study on partnerships between academic libraries and undergraduate Living Learning Communities (LLCs), hoping to identify best practices and common challenges. Whether or not your library partners with LLCs, we want to hear from you! Please take 10-20 minutes to complete our survey.

To access the survey, please go here. The survey will remain open until Friday, June 10, 2022.

Thank you for your time and participation!

Laura DeLancey (Western Kentucky University)

Katherine Howell (Western Kentucky University)

Sara McCaslin (Western Kentucky University)

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(via Paige Walker, Tufts University)

The Project Team of the National Forum on the Prevention of Cyber Sexual Abuse (NFPCSA) invites you to our public webinar “Digital Literacy Against Digital Violence: Findings from the NFPCSA”. It will take place on Monday, June 6, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM CDT.

In this webinar, the Project Team and select committee members will provide an overview of our two-year project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and hosted by Tufts University’s Tisch Library.

We will review lessons learned in the process of planning survivor-centered and trauma-informed programming; primary takeaways from the three-day National Forum; and the structure and content of our handbook for academic library workers, Digital Literacy Against Digital Violence.

By sharing both our process and outcomes, we hope to inspire attendees to build community to prevent digital violence on their respective campuses. This conversation will take place as an extended discussion between panelists and will hold space for questions and conversation with attendees.

For additional information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Amanda Binder, 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.

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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(via Zoe Mackey–Queens College, City University of New York)

My name is Zoe, and I am a current graduate student at CUNY Queens College conducting research for my thesis project on copyright, access, and digital practices surrounding scholarly materials in academic libraries. I have created two surveys, one for academic librarians and one for undergraduate students, that will help me explore the effects of copyright and academic publishing on access to digital scholarly materials, as well as the use of Open Access databases and other digital access practices. If you are an academic librarian and have experience with digital scholarly materials and Open Access databases and practices, please consider responding to this short survey.

All responses to this survey are anonymous, and no e-mail address will be collected. All data and responses collected in this survey are to be used in the CUNY Queens College research course only. Your participation is voluntary, and no responses are required. If you have any more questions, please e-mail me at zoe.mackey66@qmail.cuny.edu.

Please click here to participate in the survey.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

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(via Dr. Ruth Small, Syracuse University)

​This is a reminder of our final call for your submission of Project ENABLE impact stories, as part of our current IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant. Our deadline for submission has been extended to Sunday, May 1.

The purpose of these impact stories is to demonstrate how even small changes in the way you do your work, select your resources, redesign your spaces, or deliver your programs can have a big impact on how your patrons with disabilities perceive and use your library. Each story describes something that an individual or team of library staff has done to make their library more welcoming and useful to patrons, staff, board and/or visitors with disabilities. By sharing your story, you’re inspiring others to make similar changes in their libraries.

We encourage librarians, support staff (including paraprofessionals, aides, interns, etc.) and administrators who are willing to describe a change you or your team have made, within the past five years, to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in your library to submit your story.

We are offering $100 for each story accepted by our selection panel. If accepted, your impact story will be added to our Project ENABLE database, and we may even feature it in our blog or newsletter, PE News. All accepted stories will be added to the nearly 40 wonderful and inspiring stories already in our Resources database, contributed by library staff across the U.S. and around the world.

Each impact story should include (1) your name, email address, the name of your library, and the location of your library; (2) what prompted your idea for change; (3) what that change was and its intended goal; (4) barriers (if any) you faced when making that change; (5) supports (e.g., people, funding) you had (if any) that helped enable that change; and (6) evidence that you achieved your goal through impact, as revealed in an observation, a conversation, etc. of that change for at least one patron with a disability. Each story should be between 300 and 400 words in length.

So, take a peek here to see one or more of the stories already in the collection to get a sense of how they are written. We accept stories from staff from all types of libraries, from any department within a library or from any member of the library staff, including aides and interns. And while you’re there, you might also enjoy looking at some of our “challenge videos”, or printing out some of our “pathfinders” to distribute to staff or patrons, or just browsing the more than 1000 resources.

If you are contemplating offering your own workshop to your staff, check out our four new workshop packages. Each package contains all of the pieces (e.g., presentation scripts, PowerPoint slides, handouts and workshop evaluation forms) that you will need to present a workshop to your staff.

If you have any questions or are ready to submit your impact story, just e-mail Dr. Ruth Small, Director of Project ENABLE, at drruth@syr.edu.

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(via Stephanie Alexander–California State University, East Bay)

Does your institution offer credit-bearing information literacy courses? If so, this survey is for you! We are seeking information about the naming conventions for credit-bearing, information literacy courses taught at institutions of higher education. You have been invited to participate because your institution may offer credit-bearing information literacy courses. Data collected from this confidential survey will be used within the Information Studies department at California State University, East Bay, and anonymous, aggregated results may be shared with the profession through presentations or publications.

The link to the survey is here.

You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. There are no risks or benefits to you in participating in this survey. You may choose to participate or not. You may answer only the questions you feel comfortable answering, and you may stop at any time. If you do participate, completion of the survey indicates your consent to the above conditions.

The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at California State University, East Bay. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the principal investigator, Lee Adams, at lee.adams@csueastbay.edu, or the CSUEB Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at irb@csueastbay.edu or 510-885-4212.

The survey will close on Friday, March 11.

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(via Sanja Gidakovic, University of Central Missouri)

I am currently enrolled in a Human Information Behavior graduate seminar at the University of Missouri. As a part of the course, I am conducting an exploratory research study on open science and scholarship, especially as they relate to reproducibility, along with trends in librarian and faculty collaboration.

I am seeking to interview academic librarians who have experience with, and are currently helping implement these principles into, undergraduate teaching.

If you are working at an institution that has embedded open science and scholarship, especially as they relate to reproducibility, into teaching as a core component; or if you collaborate with faculty to curate material, co-teach, or create other support related to open science and reproducibility; please respond to the survey link below to include your contact preferences, and I will be in contact with you with further information regarding the study. If you know someone who may be interested, please feel free to share this information with that person.

The interviews will be conducted in Zoom, which is expected to last 60-90 minutes, and they will also be recorded. Once the recording is transcribed and analyzed, the recordings will be deleted. Once the research is completed and published, no one will be able to identify you in the study.

I have obtained Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval for this study, and participation is entirely voluntary. Participants may withdraw from the study at any point.

To access the survey, please go here.

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(via Barbara Alvarez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Information Sciences)

I am conducting a survey with Dr. Emily Knox at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Information Sciences. The survey focuses on library services for sexual and reproductive health information.

If you are a public librarian in the United States, I would be so honored if you could take 10-15 minutes to fill out this survey. I would also be so grateful if you could forward this survey to any other public librarians in your network.

The information collected in this survey is totally anonymous, and no identifiable information is collected. The results from this survey may be published in journals, professional publications, or educational presentations.

Thank you for considering participating.

Access the survey here.

Barbara Alvarez
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)​

We have some spots open for these focus groups. Academic librarians in the United States and Canada that are currently working as library administrators (Deans, directors, middle management, etc.) are invited to participate in an hour-long focus group on student success in academic libraries.  In appreciation for your participation in the focus group you will be provided with a $20 gift card to Amazon.

The research project is an examination and analysis of student success initiatives in academic libraries. The researchers seek to find out how academic libraries support student success, how resources (positions, spaces, and programming) are being allocated to and developed for student success, what university-wide partnerships or collaborations are being created, and how they assess these efforts.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to participate in an approximately hour-long virtual focus group via Zoom. The focus group interview is voluntary and confidential. The questions are of a non-sensitive nature. You may decline to participate or withdraw at any time without penalty or risk.

If you would like to participate in the focus group, please use this link to access available timeslots.

The following investigators are available for questions about this study.

Mallory Jallas, mrjalla@ilstu.edu
Chad Kahl, cmkahl@ilstu.edu
Jennifer Sharkey, jsharke@ilstu.edu
Chris Worland, cjworla@ilstu.edu

Thank you for your consideration.

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