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Call for Participation: Survey on Community College Health Sciences Librarians’ Perceptions of MLA Competency Skills (Deadline Fri., Jan. 31)

(via Sandy McCarthy, Washtenaw Community College)

For:  community college librarians responsible for health sciences collections and services

Greetings CC librarians,

As a fellow of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute (RTI) 2019 cohort, I am researching community college health sciences librarians perceptions of Medical Library Association (MLA) competency skills.

The data will be used to fill a gap in the literature about how health sciences community college librarians develop librarianship competencies as defined by the Medical Library Association Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success and will identify any barriers encountered that impede their development. Learning this may help MLA improve its educational offerings, outreach, and value to community college librarians ? a traditionally understudied community of health sciences librarians.

The survey should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, with a final submission date of January 31, 2020. Responses will be completely anonymous, as I am not collecting any personally- or institutionally- identifying data.

If you are a community college librarian responsible for health sciences collections and services, please take the survey now: wccnet.libwizard.com/f/CC_Health_Sciences_Librarians

Thank you in advance for your participation!  If you have questions about the survey, please contact Sandy McCarthy, lead researcher, at mccarthy@wccnet.edu. The survey received IRB approval.

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