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(via Coleen Martin–California State University, Northridge)

Dear Colleagues,

I’m conducting a study into librarians providing virtual research consultations. If you are an academic librarian who has provided virtual one-on-one research consultations since the onset of COVID-19, I’d appreciate your anonymous participation in the study’s survey, which is mostly multiple-choice questions and takes about 7-10 minutes to complete.

Thanks in advance for your participation! Please access the anonymous Qualtrics survey link here.

Participation in this survey is anonymous and voluntary. The California State University, Northridge Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects has determined this research exempt from IRB oversight. Additional information can be found at the beginning of the survey.

Please excuse cross-postings.

Sincerely,

Coleen Martin

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(via Anna Neatrour, University of Utah)

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a survey with the goal of discovering how digital library practitioners at various types of cultural heritage institutions and academic organizations promote their unique resources beyond simply placing content in an online repository for users to discover. Types of outreach may include integration of digital collections into teaching and instruction activities, external partnerships, digital scholarship collaborations, social media promotion, and more. The link to the Digital Library Outreach and Instruction Survey and more background is available on this website.

This study is being conducted by five librarians at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and University of Northern Colorado who have engaged in digital library and digital scholarship projects with a variety of audiences both regionally and nationally. Results of this study may be published in professional publications and presentations, including a forthcoming monograph on the topic to be published by ALA Publishing. The survey should take roughly 10-15 minutes to complete. A PDF of the survey is available for preview on the website linked above. The survey will be open until Friday, November 18, 2022.

If you would like any additional information about the study, please feel free to contact any of the people listed below.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Rebekah Cummings, University of Utah

Jane Monson, University of Northern Colorado

Jeremy Myntti, Brigham Young University

Anna Neatrour, University of Utah

Rachel Wittmann, University of Utah

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(via Simone Williams, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Dear Participant, 

Simone Williams, Assistant Professor and Diversity and Engagement 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 how concepts of critical race theory are applied in academic libraries especially as it relates to BIPOC employees (particularly Black employees). In this study we hope to learn about BIPOC academic librarians’ and staff experiences of how they have negatively been impacted by interest convergence and differential racialization.

Your participation in this study will involve completing a survey. Your expected time commitment is 10-15 minutes. 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.

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact Simone Williams at siwilli@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 email at irbtraining@siue.edu.Thank you,

Simone Williams, MLIS

The link to the study is hereBy continuing, you are agreeing to participate in this survey.

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(via Melissa Eighmy Brown, University of Minnesota)

The following short, 5-minute survey will be open through Friday, November 18, 2022. If you haven’t had a chance to fill it out, there is still time! Many thanks to those of you who have already responded.

In the last few years, a number of factors have contributed to an evolution and some uncertainty in resource sharing. In addition to the Covid-19 pandemic, more interlibrary loan systems have entered the landscape, and new avenues for open content have emerged. Many resource sharing practitioners are navigating shifting needs of patrons.

This survey is an attempt to capture resource sharing trends globally. We hope that resource sharing practitioners are willing to share their stories so that we may attempt to see a big picture of where these services are heading. This survey often asks for your opinion. In several of the questions, we realize that we are asking you to speculate on what might be causing changes in the existing services. It’s also possible that you might have information from a patron survey that you’re able to share. In either case, we feel it would be useful to hear from you, the experts most familiar with ILL patterns and practices. The results will be openly shared with the resource sharing community.

Take the survey here: Resource Sharing Trends Survey.

The survey is also available in PDF format here.

Please contact us if you would rather provide information in a short, online interview. E-mails: Melissa Eighmy Brown (eighm002@umn.edu) and Gerri Moeller (gmoeller@umn.edu)

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(via Kristina Clement, Kennesaw State University)

The Kennesaw State University Library System would like to invite librarians and library staff members of academic institutions who consider themselves as “middle managers” to participate in a study examining the effects of “middleness”. Middle managers might experience degrees of middleness–that is, the point along the continuum of middle power someone with supervisory responsibilities falls in their organization–and as a result often must use vertical code-switching to interact with those above and below in the organizational structure. Academic library middle managers who supervise at least one, non-student employee and are over the age of 18 and residing in the US or Canada are encouraged to participate.

To access the survey, please go here. Direct any questions to Kennesaw State University’s Kristina Clement, at kcleme19@kennesaw.edu.

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(via Alice Daugherty, The University of Alabama)

If you have an MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution and are currently employed as a professional librarian in a Technical Services role in an academic library, we invite you to participate in this survey.

The purpose of the study is to examine librarians’ perceptions on MLIS curriculum and how well it prepares librarians for a career in a Technical Services role in an academic library. For the purposes of this survey, the phrase “a Technical Services role” refers to a position in which a librarian specializes in acquiring, organizing, and/or preserving library materials in any format. Participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire which should take 8-12 minutes to complete.

All survey responses are anonymous and no identifying information will be collected. Participation is completely voluntary, and participants may withdraw from the study at any time.

Survey responses will be collected until Sunday, October 30, at which time the questionnaire will be closed to more responses.

This research study has been approved by The University of Alabama’s Institutional Review Board. For questions regarding the research study, please contact the primary researcher, Catherine Smith, at clsmith35@ua.edu.

If you would like to participate, please follow this link to view the full study information and questionnaire.

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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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