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(via Jessica Koos, State University of New York at Stony Brook)

Are you currently employed as a health sciences or medical librarian in the United States or Canada? If so, please consider participating in the “Background of Health Sciences Librarians” survey. The purpose of this study is to explore the various professional and educational factors leading to a career in health sciences librarianship.  The knowledge gained from this survey may be used to continue to successfully recruit skilled individuals into the profession. It may also be used to inform educational
programs.

This survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. It will remain open until 7:00 PM CST on Wednesday, October 25. To take the survey, please follow this link. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please contact Jessica Koos at Stony Brook University, using this email address:
jessica.koos@stonybrook.edu.

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ILA Diversity Survey Responses Sought (Deadline Sept.20)

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

The ILA Diversity Task Force wants to hear about the experiences of Illinois library workers from traditionally underrepresented groups in the field. Survey responses will be collected and examined to provide recommendations to ILA for the pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Illinois library community. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

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CARLI Survey on Open Educational Resources (Deadline Oct. 2)

(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI)

CARLI members were instrumental in the funding of the CARLI membership in the Open Textbook Network. The CARLI Board has established an Open Educational Resources Task Force that will support CARLI’s participation in the Open Textbook Network, will encourage cooperation and collaboration on open education resources, and will identify and develop materials about OER for libraries’ use with their institutions. CARLI is sending you this survey to identify what member libraries are currently doing regarding the use of open educational resources for teaching and learning

The link to the survey is here. The intended audience is staff at CARLI member libraries.  Feel free to share this survey with others within your library as multiple responses per institution are welcome.  All CARLI members are encouraged to complete the survey, even if your institution does not currently use or plan to use open educational resource, so that we have an accurate representation of the entire consortium.

The deadline for completing the survey is Monday, October 2. CARLI plans to share information gathered via this survey with its members including at the CARLI Update at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. Please direct any questions to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu .

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(via Brooke Billman, College of American Pathologists)

We invite you to participate in a survey on hospital library benchmarking. The link is here. The survey will remain open until 3:00 PM CST on Friday, September 8. Background and other additional information is below.

The last benchmarking survey was conducted in 2006. Since then, hospital libraries and librarians have faced significant changes including downsizing, position and/or library elimination, and mergers of hospitals into systems. In an effort to develop and implement effective advocacy for hospital libraries and plan for future services, current benchmarking data is needed.

We ask only one response per library. The survey consists of 58 questions and will take approximately 20 minutes.  For your convenience, we recommend you gather the pertinent information (e.g. usage statistics, budget, bed counts, staffing) prior to beginning the survey.

Thank you in advance for participating in the survey. Your response will help shape the future of hospital libraries.

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(via Angela Spencer, St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO)

We invite you to participate in a survey on hospital library benchmarking. The link is here. The survey will remain open until 3:00 PM CST on Friday, September 8. More information, including background on the impetus for the survey, is below.

The last benchmarking survey was conducted in 2006. Since then, hospital libraries and librarians have faced significant changes including downsizing, position and/or library elimination, and mergers of hospitals into systems. In an effort to develop and implement effective advocacy for hospital libraries and plan for future services, current benchmarking data is needed.

We ask only one response per library. The survey consists of 58 questions and will take approximately 20 minutes.  For your convenience we recommend you gather the pertinent information (e.g.-usage statistics, budget, bed counts, staffing) prior to beginning the survey.

Thank you in advance for participating in the survey.  Your response will help shape the future of hospital libraries.

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(via Elizabeth Davidson, McDaniel College)

The deadline for this study has been extended to Friday, August 11. Please note that this survey is open to all librarian employees, including paraprofessionals, as we are extremely interested the opinions of all members of our community.

We invite you to participate in the following survey about the ways in which academic libraries have responded to the increased need for information literacy skills instruction during an era of great change in how information is accessed and used. Results from the survey will identify patterns of library practice related to increasing instructional duties and expanded librarian roles to encompass instruction. We are interested in perspectives from librarians at all stages of their careers and in all positions, so your participation is greatly appreciated. The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Please feel free to forward this survey, as we are interested in hearing from a broad span of librarians.

To access the survey, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Davidson, Head of Public Services at Hoover Library, McDaniel College (edavidson@mcdaniel.edu), or David Brennan, Head of Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian at Hoover Library, McDaniel College (dbrennan@mcdaniel.edu).

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(via Margaret Ellingson, Emory University)

For the past few months, the ALA RUSA STARS Codes, Guidelines and Technical Standards Committee has been engaged in the required seven-year review of the Guidelines for Resource-Sharing Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters.  We are now seeking input from the resource sharing community on the proposed guideline revision.

We welcome your input from now through 8:00 PM CST on Tuesday, May 23 .

  • The current guidelines are available at the link above.
  • The draft of the revised guidelines is available here.
  • The survey in which to record your comments is available here.

Note that the proposed revisions are not substantive in nature, but, rather, have the following impact.

  • changing the name to Guidelines for Resource-Sharing Disaster Preparation and Response
  • emphasizing that the guidelines address both preparation for and response to disasters
  • adding a definition for Responding Libraries
  • reordering some sections to more logically proceed from preparation to response.
  • generally improving clarity and consistency of language

Again, please review the existing and revised guidelines and use the survey to communicate your comments and/or questions to the STARS Codes, Guidelines & Technical Standards Committee (see above link for contact information) by 8:00 PM CST on Tuesday, May 23.

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Feedback Wanted on Potential RAILS Overlay Software

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI, on behalf of Jane Plass, RAILS)

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) potential overlay project aims to provide library users with seamless access to the online catalogs of consortia and standalone libraries that choose to participate. RAILS is calling it an overlay to emphasize that it will supplement, not replace, existing online catalogs. Primary goals are seamless discovery and delivery for patrons and better interlibrary loan service, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness for libraries.

The RAILS Overlay Software Search Working Group has reviewed the vendor responses to their request for proposals and has invited all three vendors to software demonstrations in May. All interested library staff are invited to attend the demos and to provide feedback that will help shape their software choice.

Demonstration Schedule

Thursday, May 18SHAREit from Auto-Graphics

Friday, May 19Relais D2D from OCLC

Monday, May 22Innovative Resource Sharing from Innovative Interfaces

Each full-day demo will begin at 9:30 AM with the in-person session at RAILS Burr Ridge. Remote viewing will be available through RAILS Live, and the sessions will be recorded for later viewing. The morning sessions will concentrate on overviews and basic functionality of the software, while the afternoon sessions will cover more specialized topics such as reporting and system administration. Attendees will be asked to complete a feedback form to provide input on whatever sessions they are able to attend.

Visit the links above for each demo for more information and to register. Those unable to attend the live session either in Burr Ridge or via RAILS Live should register for RAILS Live to receive a link to the recording when available.

After the Demos

The Overlay Software Search Working Group will review feedback from the demos and continue with its evaluation process. The group expects to make a software recommendation to the RAILS Consortia Committee at its meeting on July 17, after which the recommendation will go to the RAILS Board.

Following contract negotiations with the chosen vendor, RAILS will begin a pilot overlay project with up to 25 libraries. In 2016, CARLI (I-Share), PrairieCat, and Rock River Library Consortium agreed to participate in the overlay pilot project by having representatives serve on the RAILS Overlay Software Search Working Group. Participants in the pilot project will be selected from interested libraries in these consortia, with any CARLI libraries joining the pilot in a second phase. After a successful pilot, the project will be expanded so that any interested RAILS member library can participate.

To read this announcement online, visit the RAILS website.

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(via Carolyn Radcliff, Chapman University)

The Information Literacy Best Practices Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section has been charged with revising the current Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline. The subcommittee has completed the task of revising this document, and are now ready to receive feedback on this revision. Major changes in the revision include updates reflecting the move from the Information Literacy Standards to the new Framework for Information Literacy. Also, an effort was made to streamline the document and to focus on its potential purposes and uses.

The Task Force invites feedback on the draft by Friday, April 28. Click here to access a brief survey. With your feedback, the Committee hopes to make the document a truly useful tool for librarians, instruction coordinators, administrators, library school students, and others. The task force will compile the feedback and submit recommendations for revision to the ACRL/IS Executive Committee.

If you have any questions throughout this process, please feel free to contact Claudia Peterson, at cpeterson3@carleton.edu.

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(via Miranda Shake, HSLI President)

In our conference-planning discussions, we have come up with some questions and would like your input. Please fill out a brief survey to help us plan for your needs, particularly as they relate to continuing-education offerings. You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking this link. If the link does not work, try copying a different link into your Web browser.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please send them to Frances Drone-Silvers (CE Committee), at frances.drone-silvers@carle.com, or call (217) 383-4513. We would appreciate as many responses as possible by Wednesday, April 5.

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