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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

On behalf of OCLC’s Global Council of library leaders I’d like to invite you to participate in the Open Content Survey.

OCLC’s Global Council of library leaders wants to hear from you regarding your library’s use and support of open content/open access resources. The goal of the survey is to engage a global audience of librarians in a joint exercise to map and align their open content activities and cultivate a shared understanding of how libraries are invested in and working together to leverage open content from around the globe.

All types of libraries are encouraged to complete the survey. We wish to gather as many different perspectives as possible, bringing more voices to the table and sharing a baseline understanding of libraries’ commitment to exploit the potential of open content. Open content is relevant to all libraries.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and share it with your colleagues

Take the survey:

The survey will be open until January 15, 2019, and the results will be shared during the Global Council Meeting in March 2019.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

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via Lindsay Inge Carpenter, University of Maryland)

We are working on a research project investigating the topic of *student shaming among academic librarians*. We define student shaming as public or private mocking of specific students, students generally, or students’ work.

If you currently work in an academic library, we invite you to take this survey on your perceptions of the frequency of student shaming at your institution, in the profession, and in higher education more generally.

This anonymous survey consists of 5 multiple choice questions and one open-text response. Respondents are also invited to share their email if interested in participating in follow-up virtual interviews. *To access the survey, please visit: *

Thank you for your consideration, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about this project.


Lindsay Inge Carpenter, University of Maryland, College Park Charissa Powell, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Callie Wiygul Branstiter, San Francisco State University

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(via Dr. Jason Martin, Middle Tennessee State University)

For those who have already completed the “Work and Well-Being of Professional Librarians and Library Staff” survey, I thank you very much. For those who have not yet completed the survey, please consider taking a few minutes to participate in this important study open to all librarians and library staff currently employed at an academic, public, or special library who are over the age of 18. Your voluntary participation is critical in helping the profession of librarianship better understand the library as a workplace.

The survey will be open through the end of Wednesday, October 31, and take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You will be asked to answer questions on how you feel at work and how often you feel that way. The survey may be found here.

All responses to this survey are confidential. No respondents will be identified in any way in any of the study’s reports. This is an academic research study that, although your participation is voluntary, greatly needs your input.

If you have any questions or comments about this study, please contact Jason Martin by phone (615-904-8378) or e-mail (

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Librarians Jodie Bordering of Amigos Library Services, Joyce Garczynski of Towson University, John Jackson of Loyola Marymount University, and Jennifer Peters of Rockhurst University are conducting a survey examining perceptions of academic librarian parents.

To take the survey, visit:

This anonymous survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Results will only be discussed in the aggregate. Participation is voluntary, participants do not have to answer every question, and participants are encouraged to respond honestly and candidly. There are no direct personal benefits to participating in this research study. This survey will be open until Monday, November 12, 2018.

The researchers hope to share the aggregate findings from this survey in a future publication or conference presentation.

If you have any questions about the project, you may contact John Jackson at 310-338-5234 or or David Moffet, Ph.D., Chair of Loyola Marymount University’s Institutional Review Board at


To take the survey, visit:

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Reminder: HSLI Member Survey–Conference Feedback

(via Miranda Shake, HSLI Past President)

The conference planning committee is surveying all HSLI members for feedback on conferences.

If you attended the 2018 meeting, the survey includes questions specific to the 2018 conference. The survey should take about 7 minutes to complete.

If you did not attend the 2018 conference we still want you to take the survey! There are questions about what you want in future CE and how to make the conference more useful to you. The survey should take 3 minutes or less if you did not attend the 2018 conference

Go to the survey:

Please try to complete the survey by October 17th so your voice can be heard.
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(via Starr Hoffman–University of Nevada, Las Vegas)


My colleague James Cheng and I are soliciting participants for a survey related to our ACRL Impact Grant-funded research study: Researchers on Academic Library Impact: Characteristics and Perspectives. This is a research study; its purpose is to explore the perspective and experience of academic library professionals related to library impact, particularly around their experiences conducting research in this area.  If you are an academic library professional and have either conducted, will conduct, or used research on the impact of academic libraries on student success, you meet the criteria for this study.

About the Study

By exploring the perspective and experience of academic library professionals related to library impact, we aim to enrich the information provided in ACRL’s 2017 Academic Library Impact (ALI) Report. The individual perspectives sought through interviews for the ALI report primarily consisted of library administrators and provosts, not librarians. However, the perspective and experience of library professionals who perform the research upon which the ALI report relies is an overlooked but valuable area of research.

This project will survey and interview professional librarians and researchers, particularly those who are directly conducting research on the academic library impact of student success, to understand their perspective and research experiences. This project seeks librarians’ perspectives on the six ALI priority areas and selected ALI research questions (e.g. “What factors influence librarian communication with academic library users and potential users?” or, “What factors affect librarian decisions regarding the level of confidentiality or privacy of student data?”). This study will also ask how prepared librarians felt to perform this research and how confident they are in the meaningfulness and rigor of their results, to provide a nuanced context for digesting and using this research. Lastly, this project will give insight into this population by defining their demographics and working habits.

About the Survey

This online survey should take approximately 15-30 minutes, and you will have the opportunity at the end to indicate whether you would be interested in participating in a follow-up interview at a later date by phone or video chat. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary, and you may exit the survey at any time.

You may complete the survey at this link:

If you have any questions about the survey or this research project, please contact us:

·         Starr Hoffman, Principal Investigator, <>, 702-895-4369

·         James Cheng, <>, 702-895-1964

This study has been deemed exempt by UNLV’s Institutional Review Board [1288276-1].

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CARLI Survey on Library Use of Social Media

Are you using social media to promote your library created digital collections or other library materials? The CARLI Created Content Committee is interested in your activities and what social media platforms you use! Please complete the following brief survey about your library′s social media activities:

Deadline to fill out the survey is Friday, October 12, at 5:00 pm.

Thank you,

CARLI Created Content Committee

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Call for Participants: Survey of Community College Librarians

(via Susan Wengler–Queensborough Community College, City University of New York)

Dear colleagues,

We are conducting a research study on the teaching practices of community college librarians.

Please help us out by clicking this link to take our online survey:

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participation in the study is voluntary, and responses will be completely confidential.

Survey participants will be eligible to win one of three $100 gift certificates to

This project is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (RE-97-18-0001-18) and has been reviewed by the City University of New York Institutional Review Board (Protocol 2018-0905). Please see the first page of the survey for additional information regarding consent to participate in the study.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Susan Wengler at 718/281-5010 or

Thank you very much in advance for your participation!


Susan Wengler

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Greetings and apologies for any cross-duplication!

The ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force is conducting a survey regarding scholarly expectations for academic librarians, along with current practice and opinions regarding academic librarianship scholarship.

This survey will be used to help draft a framework for the evaluation of academic librarian scholarship, so academic librarian input is both needed and welcomed!

The survey consists of 20 questions, and should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

The survey is entirely voluntary, and all responses are optional.

Any questions or concerns can be sent to Rachel Borchardt, Task Force Chair, at

Thank you for helping to shape the future of academic librarianship scholarship evaluation!


The ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force

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(via Megan Coder, State University of New York at New Paltz)

My name is Megan Coder and I am an Associate Librarian at the State University of New York at New Paltz. I am conducting research which will be exploring how individuals search for and use information when confronted with a serious medical diagnosis.

I am specifically looking for individuals who have experienced a terminal cancer diagnosis of a family member or loved one that involved a predicted lifespan (e.g. 5 months, 2 years, etc.). I have developed a Qualtrics survey linked here<> that asks questions pertaining to informational needs and behaviors, types of resources consulted, and how the information was used.

If you are at least 18 years of age or older, fit the above criteria, and want to participate in my study, please click here<> to access my survey.

This project has been approved by the State University of New York at New Paltz Human Research Ethics Board. The survey consists of 40 questions and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Your time and participation are very much appreciated. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If at any time you feel uncomfortable proceeding with the survey, you may exit it at any time.

The survey will remain open and available until Friday, November 30, 2018.

Your responses will remain strictly confidential and will be used for research purposes only. You will not be asked to provide any identifying information.

Please note, at the end of the survey there is a question that will ask if the participant is interested in participating further in a separate study about this research. If participants are interested, they will submit their email address in a separate survey. The e-mail addresses will not be connected to the survey data that was submitted.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Coder (<><>).

Please feel free to forward this email invitation to anyone you know who has experienced a terminal cancer diagnosis of a loved one that involved a predicted lifespan.

Thank you in advance for your time and participation!

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