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(via Becky D’Amato, HEDS Consortium)

There is still time to register for an end-of-spring-term administration of the HEDS (Higher Education Data Sharing) Research Practices Survey. The survey asks students about their research experiences and tests their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources.

With a spring administration of the survey, you can assess the following information.

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

Librarians have used this survey to help focus their instruction time on the most needed skills, and it could be useful this year for assessing if your first-year students were able to learn these skills regardless of their learning environment. Your spring results could help your library plan curriculum to better support your students in acquiring these vital skills.

For administration details, to view the survey instrument, or to register, please visit the HEDS Consortium’s website. Please contact Rebecca D’Amato, at rebecca.damato@hedsconsortium.org, with any questions.

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(via Lisa Broughman, Director of the Library at Randolph College)

Forwarded on behalf of Melissa Augustine and Jen Coale, students at the School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University.

Hello, we are two LIS graduate students conducting a classroom-based research project regarding the lived experience of academic librarians with an invisible disability. We would appreciate your time in filling out our survey. All responses will remain anonymous and confidential, with all information obtained reviewed only within the classroom setting with other LIS graduate and Ph.D. students and our professor. At the conclusion of the survey, we have included a space to volunteer for an interview portion via Zoom or telephone call to further explore your experiences.

Again, all information and identifying information will be kept anonymous and confidential. We appreciate your time and consideration. If you would like to participate, please click here.

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(via Amanda McCormick, State University of New York at Buffalo)

If you are a tenure-track librarian at an academic library in the United States, you are invited to participate in a survey titled “Tenure & Covid-19 Impact Survey”. This study is being conducted by Kimberly Plassche, Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell, and Amanda McCormick at the University at Buffalo Libraries. The purpose of this research activity is to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on tenure-track librarians at academic libraries in the United States. Specifically, we intend to gather data related to changes in institutional monetary support for conference attendance and travel, tenure clock stoppage options, the usefulness of virtual conferences, alterations to daily duties and challenges working from home.

Participants are invited to complete a survey consisting of multiple choice and open-ended questions related to your experience as a tenure-track librarian since March, 2020. The survey will take about 15 minutes. You will not be paid/compensated for your participation in this study.

The survey will be open until Friday, April 9.  To read the study details and complete the survey, please follow this link.

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(via Lucy Duhon, The University of Toledo)

You are invited to participate in a survey which aims to gather data on health-information outreach (HIO) activities at U.S. academic libraries, both general and health-science-related, within the context of users’ health-information-seeking behaviors. For the purpose of this survey, HIO is defined as any library initiative that exists to educate patrons about reliable health information resources, which may be beyond patrons’ awareness or means to access.

This voluntary and anonymous online survey, consisting of 15 questions, will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. To participate in the survey, please click here.

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Call for Participation: Survey on Presenting in Virtual Environments

(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

I am doing some initial information gathering regarding a potential research project focused on presenting in virtual environments. I am seeking input to help me determine potential methodologies and research questions. Below is a link to a short form with 7 questions. Responses will not be reported out in any way and will be deleted within four weeks.

To access the survey, please go here.

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(via Lis Pankl, Dean of Library & Information Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

We are conducting research on burnout in academic libraries and are asking library staff to take a brief survey to help collect information. The title of this study is “The effect of dysfunctional organizational culture on burnout in academic libraries”. The study’s purpose is to investigate if and how dysfunctional organizational cultures in academic libraries lead to greater incidences of burnout amongst librarians. The results of this study will appear in a book chapter published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

To view additional information about the survey and its purpose, and to access the survey itself, please go here. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete

Thank you!

Lora Del Rio, Research & Teaching Coordinator, SIUE
Juliet Gray, Interim Assistant Dean, SIUE
Lis Pankl, Dean of Library & Information Services, SIUE

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(via Lily Todorinova, Rutgers University)

Please consider taking a short (10-15 minute) survey on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic libraries. The purpose of this exploratory study is to gather information on the current effects of the pandemic in relation to a number of broad factors, including services, budget, internal processes, and personnel.

To complete the survey, please go here. The deadline is Thursday, February 25. The study is entirely anonymous and voluntary.

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Call for Participation: HEDS Research Practices Survey

(via Lisa Kidd, HEDS Consortium)

The spring version of our HEDS Research Practices Survey is currently open for registration. The survey asks college students about their research assignments, their experiences finding and using sources, and how much they enjoy research. The survey also includes a skills component that tests their abilities in finding, evaluating, and citing sources.

You can use the spring Research Practices Survey to see where your first-year students are after their first year of college or to assess if your seniors have mastered these skills upon graduation. The survey is administered at the end of your spring term.

You can find full details of the survey and view the instrument here.

The base cost for this survey is $2,000 for institutions not in HEDS or $500 for HEDS member institutions. You can determine if your institution is a HEDS member by visiting our current members’ page to see a full list of all our member institutions. If your institution is not a member, please know all institutions are welcome to join HEDS, but membership is not required to administer one of our surveys.

Your base cost includes the following.

  • up to 10 supplemental questions
  • a ready-to-share summary report comparing your students results with students from all other participating institutions
  • a real-time report so you may view the results as they come in, and
  • Excel and SPSS data files with your participants’ responses

Please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Kidd, at lisa.kidd@hedsconsortium.org or (765) 361-6170, if you have any questions.

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(via Brittney Thomas, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center)

We are inviting you to complete a survey about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey is voluntary.

Participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Only one person from each NNLM member organization is eligible to win a gift card.

Click here to access the survey. Please respond by Friday, February 26. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Asih Asikin-Garmager, at asih-asikin@uiowa.edu.

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(via Maggie Albro, Clemson University)

We invite you to participate in a survey designed to explore academic library work environments. To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older and employed by an academic library in the United States. The survey should take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the survey will have the option to enter in a drawing to receive one of three $50 Amazon gift cards.

Participation is voluntary and participants will remain anonymous. No identifying information will be collected that could connect an individual with their survey responses. Raw data will only be accessible to the project investigators. The survey results will be used in an aggregate manner when disseminated in publications or presentations.

Access the survey here. The survey will close at 11:00 AM CDT on Friday, February 12.

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