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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 Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Please join CARLI for an open Zoom session as we write our strategic initiatives, 2023-2025. You are also invited to complete a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Make sure your voice is heard and you have a say in guiding the organization!

Although the Zoom sessions are open and informal, following are some questions to help spark conversation.

  • What’s the biggest challenge facing your library?
  • What’s your library’s biggest success in the last three years?
  • Are there projects you would like your library to start but your institution may not have the capacity or resources?
  • Are there opportunities for collaboration that you know about that might benefit CARLI operations?
  • What is CARLI’s value to you individually? To your organization?

Register below.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT-register here
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT-register here

We invite your written feedback here through Saturday, October 15.

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(via Matthew Johnson–University of California, Los Angeles)

Matthew Johnson, MSLS, from the Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, is conducting a research study about feelings of job control and burnout among academic librarians who have at least some instructional responsibilities.

If you are an academic librarian with at least some instructional responsibilities, I invite your participation in a survey.

The survey will ask you to complete a series of multiple-choice questions: a series of questions to measure your feelings of job control generally, the same series of questions again but thinking about your instruction responsibilities, a series of questions to measure your feelings of burnout, and a series of questions to collect key background and demographic information to measure how these factors contribute to job control and burnout.

The survey looks long; all of the questions are multiple-choice, however, and it should take less than 15 minutes to complete.

To read the informed consent statement and complete the survey, please visit here.

 Additional Information

Participation in this survey is voluntary and is expected to take between 10 and 15 minutes.

Participants may skip any questions they feel uncomfortable answering and may exit the survey at any time.

Participants may choose to participate in a follow-up interview conducted via Zoom and will be invited to provide their e-mail address if they would like to do so.

Confidentiality

Survey responses will be completely anonymous unless participants willingly share their contact information for follow-up interviews. The survey data will be saved to the researcher’s computers and stored in LibWizard.

For More Information

Please contact the researcher at mattweirick@library.ucla.edu.

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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 Dr. Jeanie Austin, San Francisco Public Library)

As part of San Francisco Public Library’s Mellon-funded Expanding Information Access for Incarcerated People project, a group of researchers are attempting to identify academic, public, and special library services that libraries outside of jails, juvenile detention centers, and prisons provide to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. We’ve recently published an article in Library Journal describing our findings from an initial survey on this topic (that article is available here). We’ve relaunched the survey in hopes of identifying newly developed services or anything we may have missed in the first round.

To share information about academic, public, or special library services to incarcerated people, please complete the survey here.

If you’ve previously completed this survey, please note that there are a few additional questions in this round if you would like to supply more information (you won’t have to complete the whole thing again!).

Please note: We plan to survey librarians employed by jails, juvenile detention centers, and prisons in the future.

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(via Heather VanDyne, Fort Hays State University)

If you are a community college librarian at a rural institution this message is for you. Participants are needed in a study examining information literacy instruction practices at rural two-year institutions over the last three years. Any person working in an academic library with instruction duties is encouraged to participate. You do not need to be full-time, have a professional librarian position, or have an MLS/MLIS to participate.

This is a mixed methods study. If you choose to participate, you will complete a 10-minute survey with the option of having a follow-up interview via Zoom. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time and for any reason. If interested, please click here. The survey is available until Friday, September 30.

Results may be published and any identifying information will be removed. The study has no identified risk and has been approved by the Fort Hays State University Institutional Review Board Committee.

Questions about the study may be directed to Heather VanDyne, at hpvandyne@fhsu.edu.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

CARLI invites you to help shape the next strategic plan. Please access the survey here. It is open through Saturday, October 15.

We also invite you to join us for a Zoom session about the next plan. Register for either of these two sessions.

Tuesday, October 4, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT–register here

Wednesday, October 5, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT–register here

Although the Zoom sessions are open and informal, following are some questions to help spark conversation.

  • What’s the biggest challenge facing your library?
  • What’s your library’s biggest success in the last three years?
  • Are there projects you would like your library to start but your institution may not have the capacity or resources?
  • Are there opportunities for collaboration that you know about that might benefit CARLI operations?
  • What is CARLI’s value to you individually? To your organization?

We look forward to hearing from you!

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

We are currently conducting an online study to help define the menu structure for the RAILS website, which is being redesigned. We are especially interested in getting more feedback from people working at academic libraries.

The activity should take 15-20 minutes to complete, and it involves placing items from a list into groups and giving each group a label. To participate, go here.

Please direct any questions to Brian Smith, RAILS Applications and Web Developer, at brian.smith@railslibraries.info. Thank you for helping us make our website more useful to members.

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(via Samantha Thompson-Franklin, University of Idaho)

We are interested in learning more about the experiences of librarians who have made the move from public services to technical services work. If you have ever changed positions from a public services librarian role to a technical services librarian role, we invite your participation in a short survey.  

Definitions

The researchers acknowledge that the lines between public services and technical services work in libraries are sometimes blurry, and in recent years, some scholars have even recommended doing away with the terms because of the changing nature of many library roles.  We also recognize that some librarians may have had or currently have responsibilities in both areas. We therefore invite survey participants to use their best judgement in self-identifying as public or technical services librarians.  The following examples of these terms may be of assistance in this process.

Public Services: reference, instruction, circulation/access services, outreach, public programming, research assistance, liaison work, reader’s advisory

Technical Services: electronic or digital resource management, cataloging or classification, discovery systems, ILS configuration, database management, acquisitions

To read the informed consent statement and complete the survey, please visit here.

Additional Information

Participation in this survey is voluntary and is expected to take between 10 and 15 minutes.

Participants may choose to participate in a follow-up interview conducted via Zoom and will be invited to provide contact information if they would like to do so. Interviews will be recorded with Zoom Cloud Recording so that transcriptions will be obtained. Recordings will not start until introductions have been completed. Participants may end the interviews at any time and decline to answer any questions. Interviews are expected to take no more than one hour.

Confidentiality

Survey responses will be completely anonymous unless participants willingly share their contact information for follow-up interviews. Interviewers will know the identity of interview participants but will not share identifying information with anyone. Responses may be cited–without names attached–in reports, presentations, or publications referencing the survey. Zoom recordings will be saved to researchers’ personal computers; however, participants should be aware that interviews will be recorded initially to the Zoom cloud.

For More Information

Please contact one of the librarians involved with this study.

Attebury, Rami – 208-885-2503, rattebur@uidaho.edu

Thompson-Franklin, Samantha – 208-885-2531, sthompsonfranklin@uidaho.edu

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Please join CARLI for an open Zoom session as we write our strategic initiatives, 2023-2025. You are also invited to complete a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Make sure your voice is heard and you have a say in guiding the organization!

Although the Zoom sessions are open and informal, following are some questions to help spark conversation.

  • What’s the biggest challenge facing your library?
  • What’s your library’s biggest success in the last three years?
  • Are there projects you would like your library to start but your institution may not have the capacity or resources?
  • Are there opportunities for collaboration that you know about that might benefit CARLI operations?
  • What is CARLI’s value to you individually? To your organization?

Register below.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT–register here
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT–register here

We invite your written feedback here through Saturday, October 15.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Surveys, Webinars | No Comments »