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(via Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, University of South Carolina Lancaster)

I’ve created an informal survey to document if and how library responses to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are intersecting with ongoing Low-Morale Experiences (repeated and protracted exposure to workplace abuse or neglect – Kendrick, 2017). The survey is open to librarians and archivists working in all kinds of libraries who perceive they have been experiencing low morale before the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access the survey, please go here.

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(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

We are gathering information on academic libraries in the United States and the response to COVID-19. We very much appreciate you filling out this form and contributing to our collective understanding of how libraries are responding to the situation of this pandemic.

Please note: We would ask that you only submit information for your own library.

The link to the survey is here. Live results, updated as surveys are submitted, can be found here.

If you have questions, please e-mail Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, at lisalibrarian@gmail.com, and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg, at christine.wolff-eisenberg@ithaka.org.

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(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Introduction:

We are making this post to request responses to a brief online survey. The purpose of this study is to better understand how academic library practitioners understand data ethics, research ethics, and how these forms of ethics intersect with educational data mining and analytic practices (e.g., learning analytics). Library and information science professionals and scholars directed us to this listserv because its members were likely to have professional academic library experience as well as an understanding of and/or experience with learning analytics.

The Survey:

Participants will complete one online survey. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You can access the survey here.

About the Project:

This research is part of a three-year continuing education program that will train academic library practitioners to comprehensively address privacy and other related ethical issues associated with learning analytics projects. The training program will guide participants to explore learning analytics, privacy theory, privacy-by-design principles, and research ethics. Participants will develop a plan for a learning analytics project prioritizing privacy protections. The training will be provided in online courses and face-to-face workshops. Find out more about the project website, Prioritizing Privacy.

Questions:

If you have any questions about this project or the research team, please feel free to contact one of the team members below.

Thank you for considering this request,

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (MS, MEd)

Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Kyle M. L. Jones (MLIS, PhD)

Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)

IU IRB STUDY ID: 2002103818

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(via Macanda Myers, HEDS Consortium)

Teaching information literacy is complicated and measuring it even more so. However, the basic building blocks all students need are knowing how to find, evaluate, and cite sources.

The HEDS (Higher Education Data Sharing) Research Practices Survey can be used to find gaps in your students’ research skills and experiences and to measure your students’ growth over time. Various administration options allow you to customize how you use this survey. A spring administration would allow you to see the following.

  • your first-year students’ research skills and experiences after one year of college.
  • your senior students’ research skills and experiences after four years of college.
  • your students’ research skills and experiences compared with those of students at other institutions.

One assessment strategy is to first administer the HEDS Research Practices Survey in the spring to get a baseline of where your first-year and senior students stand as a result of your current instructional practices. Second, administer the survey again this fall to evaluate what skills your incoming first-year students are lacking so that you can adjust your current practices and programs. Finally, follow up with an administration in the winter or spring to see how your changes impacted your students’ results.

This is just one assessment strategy libraries employ with this survey. If it doesn’t sound right for your institution, I am happy to set up a call to help you find a strategy that better fits your campus. HEDS administers this survey for you, and I provide one-on-one support to you through the whole process. The survey is affordable, customizable, and you will receive ready-to-share reports of your results with helpful comparison data for sharing with administrators, faculty, and your accrediting body.

Please visit our website to learn more and to download the survey instrument for review.

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(via Ma Lei Hsieh, Rider University)

This is our last call to respond to the survey “Use of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education“. The purpose of this survey is to determine the adoption of the Framework into information literacy (IL) instruction sessions and assessment programs in college libraries in the U.S.

If you have not responded, please take this important survey by Friday, February 28. By participating, you may request a summary of the survey results. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey.

Click here to continue if you are willing to participate. Thank you.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

For staff at RAILS member libraries–

RAILS is inviting library staff from system members to take a brief survey. The topic is how you use social media in your work and in your relationship to RAILS. Any library staff from any member library is free to complete the survey.

Your answers will help us determine how to focus our social media messages and tailor content for specific platforms. We appreciate your time. If you have any questions about this survey, please email socialmedia@railslibraries.info.

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(via Tana Petrov, Fountaindale Public Library District)

I am seeking responses for a survey being used to collect information for an upcoming article appearing in the Illinois Library Association’s ILA Reporter magazine. The topic of the article is “community engagement through makers and the maker movement”. I am interested in learning about maker programs from both inside and outside the library building. I am seeking examples from all types, sizes, and locations of libraries across the state. Examples from outside of the Chicago area, including central and southern Illinois, are especially welcome. The deadline to submit responses is Saturday, Feb 15, 2020.

To access the survey, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lhVd5VtEOn4FpyPjHU9W57D9jq1mzP5hVGqIvxYeR3M/viewform?edit_requested=true. Direct any questions to tpetrov@fountaindale.org.

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(via Kim Tipton, McHenry County College)

An upcoming issue of the ILA Reporter will feature an article about “unplugged libraries” – libraries with activities and spaces that don’t require technology. This could include (but is not limited to) “mindfulness” programs, like yoga or meditation; arts & crafts; or a dedicated quiet space in your library for stress reduction or sensory issues.

All who are willing to share their experiences with unplugged libraries are welcome to respond to this survey. Rural and academic libraries are specifically sought, as well as libraries beyond the major Chicago area. Please contact Kim Tipton if you have any questions. The deadline to submit responses is Friday, February 7.

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(via Ma Lei Hsieh, Rider University)

You are invited to participate in an anonymous survey of academic librarians for integrating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.  The purpose of this survey is to determine the adoption of the Framework into information literacy (IL) instruction sessions and assessment programs in college libraries in the U.S.

It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey. You may request a summary of the survey results by participating. The survey closes on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

If you are willing to participate, click the link below to continue.

http://rider.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJGIgvP0mIYwtnv

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

My name is Amanda Y. Makula. I am a faculty member at Copley Library at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.  My co-investigator Laura S. Turner and I are conducting a research study funded by an ACRL Scholarly Communications Research Grant (http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/scholcommgrants) and we would like to invite you to participate if you work in an academic library. We plan to publish the results of this research and share it at a professional library conference.

The purpose of this study is to learn if and why academic libraries and their archives are intentionally collecting, curating, and/or preserving materials — of any type — created or owned by their local public community.

There is no compensation for taking part in this survey, but you will have the opportunity at the end of the survey to provide your e-mail address to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

For full information and to begin the survey, please click: http://usd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5mD66ktTsXNalM1.

The survey will close on Friday, Jan. 31.

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