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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Maoria Kirker, George Mason University)

Are you a library manager, aspiring library manager, or in a pseudo-managerial role at an academic library? We are interested in organizing a professional event for workers in academic libraries, focused on management skills and concrete practices. As we start to think through what this might look like, we’d like to gather broad input from people on what they’d like to see and how they’d like to participate in such an event.

We’d love to hear from you about your interest. Please consider responding to a brief interest survey. We appreciate your time and feedback.

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(via Dr. Lori Birrell, University of Arkansas)

Many, if not most, employees in academic libraries transitioned to working remotely for the first time in their careers in March 2020. Understanding that employees have been working remotely within the context of a global pandemic in which many of us juggle childcare, work duties, and possibly family or personal illness, in the midst of economic uncertainty, this survey seeks to understand librarians’ experiences with remote work.

The research questions for this study are: How does working remotely impact communication channels and culture within academic libraries? What sectors of academic librarianship most easily flex to remote work? How does working remotely impact practitioners’ perception of work/life balance? Could the experience of working remotely impact practitioners’ expectations for that kind of flexibility going forward?

This survey contains questions about your experiences and/or feelings about remote work.

All employees working in academic libraries are invited to participate in this study by responding to the survey, linked here. The survey will remain open until Monday, July 13.

Please email Lori Birrell, at lbirrell@uark.edu, or Amy Allen, at ala005@uark.edu, with any questions you may have.

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(via Robin O’Hanlon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

If you are a consumer health librarian, or are an information professional who provides health information to the public, please consider completing this short survey for our upcoming study, “Moral distress related to ethical dilemmas among consumer health librarians.”

The purpose of this study is to assess the level of moral distress among information professionals who provide health information to the public, identify situations that result in high levels of moral distress, and explore effects of moral distress in the workplace. Responses are completely anonymous, and all study data are aggregated. This survey (protocol X20-011A2) was reviewed by a Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Institutional Review board and was declared to be exempt as per 45 CFR 46.103(d)(2)(i) on April 28, 2020.

You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking here. Please forward this survey to anyone you know who may be interested. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about the research, please contact the Principal Investigator, Robin O’Hanlon by e-mail at ohanlonr@mskcc.org.

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(via Kristin Cole, Otterbein University)

I am conducting a survey on academic library employees and their work during the transition to online classes in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to determine the percentage of academic library employees who performed instructional design duties during this transition, which may include tasks such as training faculty to transition their courses to Blackboard, Canvas, or another LMS. I am looking for a wide range of responses from institutions of all types. Even if you think you did not perform instructional design duties during Spring 2020, please consider completing this survey.

To access the survey, please go here. Participation in the survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. There are no incentives or inducements for completing the survey. You may withdraw consent at any time by closing the survey.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me, at cole1@otterbein.edu. This research has been approved by Otterbein University’s Institutional Review Board. The IRB, also, is able to answer questions regarding the survey, at IRB@Otterbein.edu.

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(via Diane Foote, ILA Executive Director)

The Illinois Library Association has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person conference scheduled for October 20-22, at the BOS Center in Springfield. The Conference Program Committee, ILA Vice President/President-Elect Veronica De Fazio, and staff believe that the safety and well-being of our community outweigh any prearranged obligations. We expect there will be a real desire to connect in person come the fall, which made this decision especially challenging.

As we consider options, including hosting a virtual conference, we would like input from the Illinois library community. If you are a potential attendee, please help us by completing a survey, available here, by Monday, June 1. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. If you are an exhibitor or a sponsor, please stay tuned as we will be reaching out to you shortly.

We will review feedback and will make a decision as soon as possible. We know everyone is as eager as we are to know what the plan will be and we ask your patience as we consider the options.

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Given the current impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, it is difficult to know what the fall of this year will look like for many of us. Given that travel may be difficult due to limited professional development budgets or potential risks to health, the 2020 planning committee and the slated ’21, ’22, ’23 campus hosts have decided that MDLS 2020 will be held virtually.

UW-Madison will then host MDLS on its campus in Fall 2021. Notre Dame will host in 2022, University of Cincinnati and Miami University will jointly host in 2023, and University of Kansas will host in 2024.

Please keep an eye out for further details and a Save the Date notice! In the meantime, as we begin to plan we are looking for some help from the community in a couple ways. If you could fill out this survey regarding the types of sessions and format you’d like to see in a virtual conference. (Taking the survey requires signing in to Google first.) The survey will close at the end of day on Friday, May 22.

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(via Katelyn Manwiller, DeSales University)

My name is Katelyn Quirin Manwiller, and I am a librarian at DeSales University. I’m working with a team of library researchers, Samantha Peter from University of Wyoming, Heather Crozier from Ohio Northern University, and Amelia Anderson from Old Dominion University. We are writing to invite you to participate in a research study about academic librarians and archivists with hidden or invisible disabilities. If you are an academic LIS professional who identifies as having an invisible illness and/or disability, you might be eligible for this study.

The goal of this study is to better understand the experience of academic LIS professionals working with invisible illness(es) and/or disability in order to examine the accessibility of the profession. If you decide to participate in this study, you will complete an online survey about your work experiences. We anticipate that this will take no longer than 30 minutes of your time.

This is completely voluntary. You can choose to be in the study or not, and you can stop taking the survey at any time. If you’d like to participate or have any questions about the study, please contact me, at katelyn.manwiller@desales.edu.

Follow this link to access the survey. The deadline to complete it is Friday, May 15.

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(via RAILS)

RAILS would like to send out a survey to determine the special cataloging needs of our members. This will help us identify how to focus on special cataloging projects. Please consider encouraging your members to fill out our cataloging services survey. Feel free to share this information in your newsletter or listserves. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

RAILS is interested in learning more about the special cataloging needs of our member libraries. Your answers will help us determine how to focus on special cataloging services or projects, and to improve additional cataloging services that may be of assistance to your library’s operations. Please submit only one response for your library. It is preferred that a Technical Services Manager/Supervisor or the Library Director complete the survey. Please complete the survey by Tuesday, June 2.

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(via RAILS)

Libraries are providing a wide variety of needed virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though library buildings are closed. To assist RAILS with its effort to identify all of the essential services that libraries are providing during this time, please complete this survey. To see examples of possible service categories, one may view this PDF. Current results of the survey are available here.

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(via Emily Treptow, University of Chicago)

You are invited to participate in a survey of academic librarians on the utilization and efficacy of peer reviews of teaching or peer observations of instruction (hereafter referred to as peer review of teaching). The purpose of this survey is to determine how librarians are using peer review in teaching and if the process relates to librarians’ motivation to adjust teaching practices or pedagogies. This study’s results may contribute to the professional knowledge of the application of peer review of teaching in academic libraries and will be shared in conferences or printed publications.

This survey (Study – IRB20-0155) has been approved by the University of Chicago Institutional Review Board (IRB) and is strictly voluntary. Your response will be kept confidential with minimum risk of revealing your individual identity. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete the survey.

Please access the survey here. You may request a summary of the survey results by participating in the survey.

If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the principal research investigator Emily Treptow, at etreptow@uchicago.edu. Thank you for participating in this survey.

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