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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

The OCLC survey “Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” closes on Sunday, January 31, so there is still time to participate if you haven’t already. This survey focuses on the impact libraries can have on global sustainable development. Your input will be a key part of original research that OCLC staff will publish in mid-2021. To take the survey, please click here.

In addition to the survey, OCLC Global Council’s efforts on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include a Transformative Leaders webinar series. Over the course of 2020-2021, we are bringing together global voices to help create awareness and dialogue around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out what others are doing, and join in the conversation, by sharing or asking questions. These webinars are open for anyone to attend. Register here.

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(via Anne Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Strategic Planning Committee invites you to complete the following brief survey to inform our work on the next version of the Section’s strategic plan. Every three years the strategic plan is reviewed and revised by the Strategic Planning Committee and your feedback is invaluable to this process. We appreciate responses from members and nonmembers of DOLS. Distance and online librarianship is more relevant than ever and we value feedback from all of you!

The survey is open now and the deadline to complete has been extended to Tuesday, January 19. To access the survey, please go here. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Committee Co-Chairs, Victoria Raish (vrc112@psu.edu) or Michael Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu.

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(via Chad Kahl, Illinois State University)

All academic librarians in the United States and Canada are invited to participate in a survey about student success in academic libraries.

The research project is an examination and analysis of student success initiatives in academic libraries. The researchers seek to find out how institutions define student success, how resources (positions, spaces, and programming) are being allocated to and developed for student success, what campus-wide partnerships or collaborations are being created, and assessment of these efforts.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey that asks you about student success initiatives on your campus and at your library. The survey is expected to take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and anonymous. You can choose to complete the survey or not and may decide to stop the survey and leave the study at any time. Participation carries no known risks. There will be no costs for participating.

If you would like to participate in the survey, please use this link to access the survey.

The survey will close on Friday, January 8, 2021.

The following investigators are available for questions about this study:
Jennifer Sharkey, jsharke@ilstu.edu
Chris Worland, Worland, cjworla@ilstu.edu
Chad Kahl, cmkahl@ilstu.edu
Mallory Jallas, mrjalla@ilstu.edu

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(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

Colleagues,

All academic librarians in the United States and Canada are invited to participate in a survey about student success in academic libraries.

The research project is an examination and analysis of student success initiatives in academic libraries. The researchers seek to find out how institutions define student success, how resources (positions, spaces, and programming) are being allocated to and developed for student success, what campus-wide partnerships or collaborations are being created, and assessment of these efforts.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey that asks you about student success initiatives on your campus and at your library. The survey is expected to take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and anonymous. You can choose to complete the survey or not and may decide to stop the survey and leave the study at any time. Participation carries no known risks. There will be no costs for participating.

If you would like to participate in the survey, please use this link to access it. The survey will close on Friday, January 8, 2021.

The following investigators are available for questions about this study.

Thank you for your consideration,

Jennifer Sharkey.

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(via Anne Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Strategic Planning Committee invites you to complete the following brief survey to inform our work on the next version of the Section’s strategic plan. Every three years, the strategic plan is reviewed and revised by the Strategic Planning Committee, and your feedback is invaluable to this process. We appreciate responses from members and nonmembers of DOLS. Distance and online librarianship is more relevant than ever, and we value feedback from all of you.

The survey is open now and the deadline to complete is Friday, December 18. You may access the survey here.

Please feel free to reach out with questions. You may contact Victoria Raish (vrc112@psu.edu) or Michael Courtney (micourtin@iu.edu<mailto:micourtin@iu.edu>), who are the Co-Chairs of the DOLS Strategic Planning Committee.

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(via RAILS)

Please continue to update the COVID-19 survey. Yes! Really! This means YOU! We know how busy everyone is. With the Governor and Illinois Department of Public Health evaluating and changing their recommendations and restrictions often, we are asking you please to update your library’s information on the survey on the RAILS Pulse Page every time you make changes to the services you offer.

RAILS is getting many questions about what services other libraries are currently providing. We are also hearing indirectly of changes that libraries are making. Please help us and your library colleagues to stay on top of the changes by filling out or updating the survey as needed.

The survey, a results dashboard, and a map allowing you to compare your services to those offered by neighboring libraries can all be found on the COVID-19 Pulse Page. Only the most up-to-date information will display in the results.

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(via Mallory Jallas, Illinois State University)

All academic librarians in the United States and Canada are invited to participate in a survey about student success in academic libraries.

The research project is an examination and analysis of student success initiatives in academic libraries. The researchers seek to find out how institutions define student success, how resources (positions, spaces, and programming) are being allocated to and developed for student success, what campus-wide partnerships or collaborations are being created, and assessment of these efforts.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey that asks you about student success initiatives on your campus and at your library. The survey is expected to take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and anonymous. You can choose to complete the survey or not and may decide to stop the survey and leave the study at any time. Participation carries no known risks. There will be no costs for participating.

If you would like to participate in the survey, please use this link to access the survey. The survey will close on Friday, January 8, 2021.

The following investigators are available for questions about this study.

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(via Kim Tipton, McHenry County College)

The following survey will inform an article being written for the March, 2021, issue of the ILA Reporter. The article topic is “developing a professional-reflection practice”.

Do you currently have a professional-reflection practice? We’d love to hear about it! Please take a few minutes to answer this survey. We are 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.

Your participation is voluntary, and there are no foreseeable risks to participation in this survey. All responses are greatly appreciated by the authors and will be used for research purposes only. Please respond by Friday, November 20, 2020.

Questions? Please contact the authors, at kim.tipton19@gmail.com and cher.watson@gmail.com.

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage and OCLC Global Council Delegate for the Americas Regional Council (ARC))

Dear Colleagues,

Libraries can bring unique strengths and collective muscle to global sustainability challenges. To inspire more conversations, expanded engagement, and action that leads to impact, OCLC Global Council has set its FY21 area of focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More information on the SDGs is available here.

In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This UN Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals-all supported by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) through its International Advocacy Programme.

To build on this momentum, Global Council will support all 17 SDGs, with emphasis on the five that explore.

  • Quality education (SDG #4)
  • Decent work and economic growth (SDG #8)
  • Reduced inequalities (SDG #10)
  • Peace, justice, and strong institutions (SDG #16)
  • Partnerships for the goals (SDG #17)

OCLC Research and Global Council have partnered to develop a “Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” survey based on questions and ideas from Global Council delegates, and now your input is needed to provide more comprehensive global insight. This survey is a key part of original research that will culminate in a final report that OCLC will publish in June 2021.

Please share your perspectives via the survey, which is open through Sunday, January 31, 2021, to all libraries, regardless of type, size, or location.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of CARLI)

Attention reference and instruction librarian staff! The CARLI Counts Technical Services team is investigating how you perceive the value of enhanced cataloging upon the process of identifying resources for a student and they need your input. Please take about 10 minutes of your time to fill out their survey, “Perceived Value of Cataloging in Identifying Resources for Students”. This team of librarians is part of the second cohort of CARLI Counts, a three-year project funded by an IMLS grant that prepares academic librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of student success.

You are being invited to participate in a survey research study. Your participation is voluntary which means you can choose whether you want to participate. You may withdraw at any time without penalty.

Project Title: Perceived Value of Cataloging in Identifying Resources for Students

Principal Investigator: Tammie Busch – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Co-Investigators: Mary Konkel – College of Dupage, Susan Howell – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Mingyan Li – University of Illinois at Chicago, Ross Taft – Illinois State Library, Cathy Mayer – Lake Forest College, Dennis Krieb – Lewis & Clark Community College

The purpose of this survey is to assist a team of technical services librarians in investigating how reference and instruction librarians and staff perceive the value of enhanced cataloging upon the process of identifying resources for a student. This team of librarians is part of the second cohort of CARLI Counts, a three-year project funded by an IMLS grant that prepares academic librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of student success. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Potential Risks: It is expected that participation in this study will provide you with no more than minimal risk or discomfort which means that you should not experience it as any more troubling than your normal daily life. While there are no direct benefits to participating, your response will help us to better understand the research topic.

Potential Benefits: The survey results will help librarians and staff with cataloging responsibilities better understand what bibliographic information is most helpful to reference and instruction librarians and staff in locating resources for students. The study results will also help librarians and staff with cataloging duties learn what bibliographic information they should prioritize when cataloging resources.

Confidentiality: CARLI Counts will not be collecting any personal information for the study. All responses to this survey are anonymous and confidential. Your name or identity will not be linked in any way to the research data. If you have any questions about your rights or any other concerns, you may contact the SIUE Institutional Review Board, at (618) 650-3010 or irbtraining@siue.edu.

Survey: Please click here.

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