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(via Gavin Paul, New York University)

If you are a STEMM librarian, you are invited to participate in a brief survey.

The Attitudes and Lived Experiences of STEMM Librarians (https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zyWrNa4mYVcKwt)

In recent years, librarians have brought attention to diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) issues within the profession.  It has also been reported that lack of diversity is most observable within the STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) fields.  Our survey aims to report on the attitudes and lived experiences of STEMM librarians, especially STEMM Librarians of Color, as they relate to DIB concerns in the workplace.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will remain open through June 30th. Your responses will remain confidential. No risks are anticipated.

Upon completion of the survey, participants will have the option to enter a raffle for a $50 gift card.

We thank you for your participation in our survey.  We hope that our survey captures your voice and concerns and that it serves as a start of a conversation within STEMM librarianship.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact one of the researchers listed below.

Thank you for your consideration!

Best regards,

Amani Magid, NYU Abu Dhabi Library amani.magid@nyu.edu
Ana Torres, Dibner Library, NYU Tandon School of Engineering ana.torres@nyu.edu
Rebecca Orozco, Watson Library, University of Kansas orozco@ku.edu

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ILA Best Practices Committee Seeking Feedback (Deadline June 30)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Best Practices Committee has created a survey to collect best practices for topics that are important to the library community. The survey is available here<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=5e3e72e929&e=6c7f1a78dd> and will close on Friday, June 30.

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Call for Participation: Survey on Library Teaching Anxiety

(via Britt Fagerheim, Utah State University)

The purpose of this research is to understand the extent of teaching anxiety among academic librarians and the impact of this anxiety and potential methods to help address or mitigate teaching anxiety. If you currently work in an academic library and have at least some component of teaching in your role, however small, we invite you to take the survey.

Survey Link: Library Teaching Anxiety

This research study is being conducted by Kacy Lundstrom, Head of Learning & Engagement, and Britt Fagerheim, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Utah State University (IRB Exempt – #9931). Your participation will involve completing an online survey, which is expected to take approximately 15 minutes. Your participation is entirely voluntary.

Please contact Kacy Lundstrom (435-797-2285, kacy.lundstrom@usu.edu) if you have questions about the research study or the recruitment process.

Library Teaching Anxiety Informed Consent 

Introduction

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Kacy Lundstrom, Head of Learning & Engagement, and Britt Fagerheim, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Utah State University. The purpose of this research is to  understand the extent of teaching anxiety among academic librarians and the impact of this anxiety and potential methods to help address or mitigate teaching anxiety. Your participation is entirely voluntary.

This form includes detailed information on the research to help you decide whether to participate. Please read it carefully and ask any questions you have before you agree to participate.

Procedures

Your participation will involve completing an optional 39-question online survey, expected to take approximately 15 minutes.  We anticipate that 300-500 people will participate in the survey.  You also have the option to provide contact information if you are interested in participating in a follow-up phone interview, designed to help determine supports for teaching librarians with anxiety. Providing contact information and participating in the phone interview are entirely optional and is approved by a separate IRB protocol.

Risks

This is a minimal risk research study. That means that the risks of participating are no more likely or serious than those you encounter in everyday activities, although questions in this survey include issues of anxiety, including diagnosis, feelings of anxiety, and anxiety in the context of teaching. The foreseeable risks or discomforts are that participants might be upset recalling anxiety they have experienced. You are free to exit the survey at any time if you become uncomfortable with the questions.

Benefits

Although you will not directly benefit from this study, it has been designed to learn more about anxiety among librarians who engage in instruction.

Confidentiality

The survey is confidential and no identifying information will be collected unless participants choose to provide contact information for an optional follow-up phone interview. Researchers will separate the names from the corresponding responses on the survey. Names will be kept confidential to the researchers and will be stored in Box (online filing system).

Voluntary Participation & Withdrawal

Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. If you agree to participate now and change your mind later, you may withdraw at any time by not submitting the survey.

Compensation

There is no compensation for your participation in the survey.

IRB Review

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human research participants at Utah State University has reviewed and approved this study. If you have questions about the research study itself, please contact the Principal Investigator at (435) 797-2285 or kacy.lundstrom@usu.edu. If you have questions about your rights or would simply like to speak with someone other than the research team about questions or concerns, please contact the IRB Director at (435) 797-0567 or irb@usu.edu.

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(via Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University, on behalf of Brenda Fay, Advocate Aurora Health Library Network)

We are medical librarians investigating Institutional Repository funding models in the health sciences for a poster we anticipate presenting at Midwest Chapter MLA in October 2019. For our purposes, an Institutional Repository (IR) is defined as an online platform for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the scholarly output of an institution.

If you work for a hospital, health care system, or health professions/medical school, please consider filling out the short, 5 minute survey using link below.

There will be an option to leave your contact information if you would be interested in seeing the final data from this project. This survey closes May 30th, 2019.

Take the survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BH2XSVY%20>

Thank you!
Annie, Brenda, and Jennifer

Brenda Fay<mailto:brenda.fay@aurora.org?subject=IR%20funding%20survey>, Librarian Specialist, Advocate Aurora Health Library Network
Jennifer Deal<mailto:jennifer.deal@aurora.org?subject=IR%20funding%20survey>, Librarian Lead, Advocate Aurora Health Library Network
Annie Lipski<mailto:annie.lipski@aurora.org?subject=IR%20funding%20survey>, Library Assistant, Advocate Aurora Health Library

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(via Chelsea Sutton, PhD candidate at Dominican University’s School of Information Studies)

Dear Colleagues,

This is the second and final call for responses to a survey on academic librarian collaborations. This survey is part of a doctoral research study that aims to understand the roles of academic librarians within their institutions including the networks and relationships that librarians form, institutional cultural components, and specific experiences regarding successful cross-departmental collaborative activities outside the academic library.

If you have already completed the survey, thank you for your input. If not, please consider clicking here to begin the survey: https://dom.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cumiABZlfVFMUUB

The survey will remain open until Tuesday, May 7, at 12:00 PM CST.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me at suttchel@my.dom.edu. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Sincerely,

Chelsea Sutton

PhD Candidate

Dominican University, School of Information Studies

This study has been approved by Dominican University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB# 2019-320). 

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(via Chelsea Sutton, PhD candidate at Dominican University’s School of Information Studies)

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a doctoral research study* about academic librarian collaborations. This study aims to understand the roles of academic librarians within their institutions including the networks and relationships that librarians form, institutional cultural components, and specific experiences regarding successful cross-departmental collaborative activities outside the academic library.

If you are an academic librarian in the United States and have collaborated with individuals or non-library departments within your institution on projects related to student learning and/or information literacy, please take 5-10 minutes to complete this online survey. This survey will remain open until Tuesday, May 7th at noon CT.

https://dom.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cumiABZlfVFMUUB

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me at suttchel@my.dom.edu<mailto:suttchel@my.dom.edu>. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Sincerely,

Chelsea Sutton

PhD Candidate
Dominican University, School of Information Studies

*This study has been approved by Dominican University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB# 2019-320).

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(via Mary Wahl, Pasadena City College)

Help inform the current landscape of library liaison services at community colleges! If you are a librarian at a community college in the US, you are invited to participate in a brief survey about liaison services. The survey is expected to take 5-10 minutes to complete.

About the study: Though the topic of library liaison programs is well established in the literature, not all types of academic institutions are discussed, and community colleges are notably absent. Anecdotal evidence shows that many community college librarians provide a range of liaison services; This study aims to understand the scope of these efforts.

This is where you come in! Please consider completing the survey and sharing your experiences regarding liaison efforts at your college. Your participation in this survey is voluntary, and no sensitive information will be gathered. The survey has been reviewed by the Office of Institutional Research at Pasadena City College. If you have questions regarding your rights as a participant, you may contact the Office of Institutional Research at (626) 585-7759. For questions regarding the study, please contact me (contact information provided below).

You may begin the survey by going to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GRKZTYT

The survey is open through April 30, 2019.

Thank you for your consideration!

Regards,

Mary Wahl

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(via Sarah Houghton, California Digital Library)

I was recently appointed to the ALA Working Committee on Eliminating Monetary Library Fines as a Form of Social Justice. This group was formed as a result of the passage of a Resolution on Monetary Library Fines as a Form of Social Inequity at ALA Midwinter 2019.

We are working to create a toolkit for libraries of all types with information resources, strategies, and tips for libraries wishing to eliminate fines. As this trend continues to build throughout the U.S., there is a growing demand from library staff and stakeholders on how to successfully transition to a fine-free library environment.

And that’s where you come in! We are seeking feedback from a broad range of ALA divisions, round tables, and committees to find out what type of information you and your membership would find helpful in this toolkit. What do you want to make sure we cover? What topics are the most relevant to your membership when it comes to fines?

Please send any feedback or questions to Sarah.Houghton@ucop.edu by Friday, April 12th (apologies in advance for the tight timeline).

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(via Sarah Hartman-Caverly, on behalf of Alexandria Chisholm, both of Penn State University’s Berks campus)

Greetings colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a research study about privacy literacy instruction practices in academic libraries.  We are interested in learning about what privacy topics are taught, in what instructional contexts it occurs, what teaching and learning strategies are used, how it is assessed, and what factors influence privacy literacy instruction practices in academic libraries.

We are interested in perspectives from all academic librarians with library instruction duties (defined broadly to include one-on-one, web based, and asynchronous modalities) whether privacy literacy is covered in their instruction or not.

For the purposes of our study, we define privacy as the “right to open inquiry without having the subject of one’s interest examined or scrutinized by others” and “the right to read, consider, and develop ideas and beliefs free from observation or unwanted surveillance by the government or others” (ALA).

Relevant knowledge practices from the Information has Value frame include:

“understand how the commodification of their personal information and online interactions affects the information they receive and the information they produce or disseminate online”, and

“make informed choices regarding their online actions in full awareness of issues related to privacy and the commodification of personal information”

For your convenience and to ensure the accuracy of responses, please have any privacy-related lesson plans or instructional materials at hand while completing this survey.

Click here to access the survey: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3C1AKZX8IdSQAtf. The survey will remain open until Thursday, April 11th at noon EDT.

Taking part in this research study is completely voluntary.  If you choose to be in this research, you have the right to skip any question or stop at any time.  The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to fill out.  No identifying information will be collected unless you indicate willingness to participate in a potential qualitative follow-up study about privacy instruction in academic libraries, in which case, you may be contacted for future research.  In the event of any publication or presentation resulting from the research, no personally (or institutionally) identifiable information will be shared.

Thank you for your participation!  Please feel free to contact us with any questions:  Sarah Hartman-Caverly smh767@psu.edu<mailto:smh767@psu.edu> or Alex Chisholm aec67@psu.edu<mailto:aec67@psu.edu>.

This study has been approved by Penn State University Institutional Review Board STUDY00011611.

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(via Mary Witt, RAILS)

During our 2018 strategic plan revision process, RAILS’ academic library members told us that they needed help telling their story and proving the value of the academic library to administrators, faculty, students, and other stakeholders. RAILS is working on a year-long campaign to help meet this need.

As a first step, we would like more specific information on how we can best help you. Please take a few moments and complete this survey by Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. All staff at all RAILS academic libraries are welcome to take the survey. RAILS will use the results to plan activities for our campaign.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

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