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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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(via Rachel Keiko Stark–California State University, Sacramento)

Please complete our survey exploring on Intergenerational Communication in Health Sciences and Medical Libraries. Thank you to everyone how has already completed our survey, we thank you for your time. We thank everyone who will complete our survey before Friday September 14, 2018.


You are invited to participate in a research study that will involve participation in an online survey focusing on intergenerational communication. This research is being conducted by Rachel Stark, Health Sciences Librarian at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) and Jenessa McElfresh, Health Sciences Librarian at Clemson University. You were selected as a possible participant in this study because of your participation in this list-serv.

The purpose of this research is to survey your attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of intergenerational communication among Health Sciences and Medical Librarians and Information Professionals.  Your participation in this survey will last approximately 10 minutes.

Risks attributed to the study are not anticipated to be greater than those risks you encounter in daily life. We cannot guarantee that you will personally experience benefits from participating in the study; however, others in the future may benefit from information we find as a result of this study.

To ensure your confidentiality, responses to this survey will be collected in an anonymous fashion. The data obtained will be maintained in a safe, locked location and will be destroyed after a period of three years after the study is completed.

Your participation is entirely voluntary and your decision whether to participate will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you decide to participate, you are free to discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

By completing and submitting this survey you indicate that you have read and understand the information provided above and:

*         that you willingly agree to participate,

*         that you may withdraw your consent at any time,

*         that you may discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

Please follow this link to complete the survey:

This study has Institutional Review Board approval through CSUS and Clemson University. If you have questions about the research at any time, please call Rachel Stark at (916) 278-7494 or Jenessa McElfresh at (916) 289-0477. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in a research project please contact the CSUS Office of Research Affairs at (916) 278-611 or Clemson IRB at<>.

Rachel Keiko Stark, MS, AHIP                                   Jenessa M. McElfresh, MLIS, AHIP
Health Sciences Librarian                                            Health Sciences Librarian
California State University, Sacramento                    Clemson University Libraries
2000 State University Dr. East                                    864-656-0694
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039                               <>
Phone: 916-278-7494

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(via Julie Warga, Kenyon College)

In July 2018, the Intellectual Freedom Committee formed a working group that brought multiple voices and a broad range of perspectives together, including representatives from the diversity community, to revise “Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights,” adopted by ALA Council at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. In August, Council voted to rescind the interpretation, restoring the 1991 version; however, work on a more up-to-date revision continued. The working group distributed a Google Form for suggestions on language and resources to include in the revised draft.

The working group collected feedback and suggested edits and took them into consideration.

The Intellectual Freedom Committee would appreciate feedback from the library community on this draft. ALA members and non-members alike are invited to provide feedback on the draft interpretation by September 14, 2018. Feedback can be posted in the following two ways:

  • Use this Google doc to post your comments. The working group requests that you ONLY post comments on this document, and not edit the document directly. To post a comment, select “Insert” in the top menu, and then click “Comment.” Comments may be posted anonymously (if you’re not signed into a Google account) or publicly (if you’re signed into your Google account).
  • Post suggestions to this ALA Connect post, either as a comment or by attaching a “track changes” version of the provided Word document.

Please share this document widely. After the deadline, the working group will review comments and revise the document further. It plans to submit the draft to ALA Council no later than October 1, 2018. The committee also plans to publish a Q&A on meeting rooms, addressing specific questions brought up in discussions and feedback from the library community; this Q&A will be drafted after October 1.

Below are resources and references that will be included at the bottom of the web version of the Council-approved interpretation. Although this section – titled “See Also” – is not part of the proposed interpretation and is not adopted by ALA Council, the working group invites suggestions on additional resources that readers may find helpful:

Thank you for your feedback, and please let me know if you have any questions.

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(via the Virginia Chapter of ACRL)

Dear Academic Library Colleagues-

 We invite you to participate in a survey that seeks to examine the engagement of academic librarians in their statewide or regional library organization. The survey seeks your perspective on a range of topics, including your current level and method of engagement in professional service at the state level and how you perceive your state academic library association. Your responses will help to shape the future directions and decision-making of state-level library associations. Thank you for your time.


You are being asked to participate in an online survey of academic librarians. This study seeks to examine the engagement of librarians in their statewide or regional academic  library organization. The survey seeks your perspective on a range of topics, including your current level and method of engagement in professional service at the state level and how you perceive your state academic library association. Your responses will help to shape the future directions and decision-making of state-level library associations.

This is an online survey. After reading this informed consent text, please proceed directly to the online questionnaire. If you click the “Continue to Survey” link you will be taken to an external page to complete the survey and will be understood to represent your consent to participate in the survey.

The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your responses will be stored in a database and may be included in a forthcoming publication, but will not be linked to any unique identifier.

Completion of the survey carries no known or foreseeable risks.

You will not directly benefit from completion of this survey, although the study findings may contribute to improvements in services or resources provided by professional library organizations and in the body of library research literature.

You have the alternative not to participate in this study.

There are no costs associated with completion of this survey. You will not be paid for completing the survey.

Your participation in this study will generate no personally identifiable record, data, or document. It is possible that online hackers, spyware filters or other Web impediments to secure online communication might be able to eavesdrop on your submission. It is difficult to assess the risks or consequences of this, but they are based in part on the security of your network connections and, in any case, are believed to be small. 

Your participation in this survey is voluntary; you have the right to withdraw at any point. 

You may print a copy of this consent page. The principle investigators, Lisa Nickel (, Dorinne Banks (, Lucinda Rush (, and Paige Flanagan (  will answer any questions you may have about the study.

If you have questions about your rights as a research participant you should contact William & Mary’s PHSC chair  Dr. Jennifer Stevens, 757-221-3862,


Thank you,

Dorinne Banks

Chair, Virginia Chapter of ACRL

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(via Samuel Watson, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The GMR is currently in the process of conducting a training needs assessment to help us better understand the needs of the community colleges within our 10-state region.  If you are a community college librarian or community college faculty member – or if you know and are willing to share this survey with one– we would greatly benefit from any feedback that we might receive. Please note that the GMR is seeking feedback from just member institutions.

The survey link is:

We are eager to hear from you to better support and develop training opportunities for community colleges.  If you have any questions, please send them my way.

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(via Adrea Hernandez, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium)

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2018-2019 HEDS Research Practices Survey is now open:

The HEDS Research Practices Survey assesses students’ research experiences and their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources. Faculty and librarians can use student- and course-level data from this survey to develop pedagogies and materials to advance students’ research skills.

You can administer the survey at the beginning of the fall term to identify incoming first-year students’ research skills and knowledge. You can also use a follow-up administration of the survey to track your students’ growth from the beginning to the end of a course or the first college year. In the spring, we also offer comparison results for institutions surveying their senior students.

You can learn more about the survey and these administration options, as well as download a copy of the instrument at:

We also recommend sharing this information with other people on your campus who might be interested in the survey, such as instruction librarians or those responsible for first-year programs.

Please feel free to contact me ( with any questions about the survey,

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Diane Foote, ILA Executive Director)

You may have heard the news that ILA is beginning a process to update and refresh our current strategic plan. Much in that plan remains perennially relevant, but as times change so will we evolve. Over the coming months, we will seek input from a variety of constituencies to build a strong plan that will guide us into the future.

Our first step is to reach out to all of you! Would you please take a few minutes to complete this strategic planning survey by Thursday, July 12?

We aim to have the new plan in place by March 2019; and there will be additional opportunities for review and comment between now and then. With your help and input, we will put a plan into place for ILA to best serve Illinois libraries and the millions that depend on them over the coming years. Many thanks!

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