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CARLI Seeking Feedback on Draft of Its 2020 Strategic Plan

(via Margaret Chambers, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

At the CARLI Annual Meeting on Friday, November 17, attendees participated in the final feedback stage of the CARLI 2020 strategic planning process. The draft of the CARLI 2020 strategic plan outlines CARLI’s aspirations, and focuses the activities of the consortium, and will serve as our guide for 2018-2020. We are grateful to all who have contributed to the development of this draft, including the staff at CARLI member libraries.

If you were unable to attend the 2017 CARLI Annual Meeting, or if you did attend but wish to provide additional feedback, please complete the survey. The full draft of the CARLI 2020 Strategic Plan is available here on the CARLI website. The CARLI staff and Board of Directors will use this feedback as we finalize the CARLI 2020 Strategic Plan. Please email the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu if you have any questions.

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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), in partner with the Illinois State Library Unserved Working Group, are gathering information about what services Illinois Community College Libraries offer for district residents (those who live within your community college’s taxing district who are not students or college staff). We would appreciate libraries’ help in completing the survey so we may begin to put together a statewide picture of resource sharing opportunities and compile information that can be shared with your public library colleagues.

It only takes a few minutes, and we thank you in advance for your time. The survey can be accessed here. Please respond by 4:00 PM on Monday, November 20. If you have any questions, please contact Veronda Pitchford, RAILS, Director, Membership Development and Resource Sharing, at veronda.pitchford@railslibraries.info, or Ellen Popit, IHLS, Membership and Grants Director, at epopit@illinoisheartland.org.

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(via Tina Neville, University of South Florida)

In the last few decades there has been continuing interest regarding publication expectations of academic librarians. There is a need for more information on motivations and characteristics that might be common to successful academic library researchers as well as analyses of barriers to research. A related area of research looks at how library scholars approach journal selection. Academic librarians are known for their promotion of the open access movement and may provide guidance on negotiating for better access in copyright agreements. But do they practice what they preach?

This study, titled “Academic Librarians: Article Publishing Practices, Support, and Motivations”, will address the following research questions.

  • What characteristics, motivations, institutional supports, and educational opportunities help experienced authors produce ongoing scholarship?
  • In what research skills are academic library authors (both novice and experienced) more or less confident?
  • What do academic library practitioners consider when selecting specific avenues for publication?

To access the survey, go here. Responses to the survey are anonymous. You have the right to withdraw at any time and may skip any question you don’t wish to answer. The estimated time to complete the survey is 20-30 minutes.

If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Principal Investigator, Tina Neville, at neville@mail.usf.edu or 727-873-4081.

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UIUC’s iSchool Seeking Input for Curriculum Planning

 (via Dr. Nicole Cooke and Dr. Linda Smith, iSchool at UIUC)

Input sought for curriculum planning

The iSchool at Illinois is conducting a brief survey intended to identify core skills and knowledge areas for the MS in library and information science program. We are interested in which skills and knowledge areas you perceive to be most needed in the field now, and in the near future. Your responses will help us as we review and continue to revise and improve our curriculum to ensure our graduates are well prepared for the job market. Your responses are important. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. Please access the survey and respond by Friday, November 17.

*This survey is being shared broadly by email. Please respond only once and indicate that you are responding at the invitation of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For more information, contact Nicole A. Cooke, MS/LIS Program Director, or Linda C. Smith, Executive Associate Dean.

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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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