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2nd Call for Responses: International Survey on Clinical Librarian Services and Impact

(via Rebecca Carlson McCall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill is conducting a research study on the essential services provided by
clinical librarians. This study addresses a gap in the clinical
librarianship literature on the activities and impact of services by
clinical librarians worldwide. Our analysis of current trends in clinical
librarian services will provide an overview of service models and the areas
of focus clinical librarians have in their current positions, which we hope
will benefit clinical librarians in the future.

The results of this study will be used to create a research poster
displayed at the Medical Library Association’s Annual meeting in Atlanta,
GA in May 2018. The poster is entitled: Clinical Librarians and their
Essential Services in Academic and Healthcare Settings: A Comparative Survey

The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. If you
choose to participate in the study, you will be asked questions about your
experience and activities relating to clinical librarianship. You may skip
questions that you do not want to answers or stop the survey at any time.
Please complete this survey about your own experiences as a clinical
librarian. If you have colleagues at your institution who also provide
clinical librarian services, please also forward the link to the survey to

The survey is completely anonymous. Your name or affiliation will not be
associated with your responses. No identifying information will be
collected aside from your country of employment.

If you have any research-related questions or problems, you may contact us
at: Rebecca McCall,, (919) 966-0951, or Sarah Towner Wright,, (919) 966-7332. The IRB at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill has approved this study.

The closing date for this survey is March 23, 2018

To start this survey, please click on this link: https://unc.az1.

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