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(via Laureen Cantwell, Colorado Mesa University)

As you may or may not be aware, the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (“the Standards”) was replaced by the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (“the Framework”) in 2015.

This means that the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing, established in 2013, is in need of revision to align with the Framework.

Our intended audience is librarians, especially those connected with information literacy (IL) instruction for Nursing and the Health Sciences. We are seeking information on how you’ve been using the ACRL Framework thus far in instructional sessions/contexts for Nursing and the Health Sciences. We are also capturing information on instructional technologies as connected to this topic and whether you would be interested in seeing the draft of the Framework for IL in Higher Ed in Nursing when it’s ready.

Prospective participants can access the survey through this link.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association’s Best Practices Committee is charged with curating and disseminating best practices for libraries throughout the State of Illinois. We are currently seeking best practices for self-service hold options that safeguard patron privacy. The committee hopes you will take a moment to complete a survey about your library’s practices. Even if your library does not offer self-service holds, we would still like your input.

Participants have the option to receive a copy of the survey data. Unless you are requesting a copy of the survey data, your submission will be anonymous.

The survey is available here. It is estimated to take seven minutes to complete, and responses will be accepted until Friday, November 1, 2019.

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(via Elizabeth (Betsy) Sterner, Governors State University)

The purpose of this research is to understand the work environment in academic libraries as measured by librarians’ perceptions. We invite you to take the survey if you work as an academic librarian in the United States.  Please feel free to share.  This survey will close in four weeks.

Survey Link: Academic Librarians’ Perceptions and their Work Environments

This research study is being conducted by Elizabeth Sterner, Health and Human Services Librarian, and Cari Didion, Science Librarian at Governors State University (IRB Exempt – #IRB-FY2019-146). Your voluntary participation in the online survey is expected to take less than ten minutes and is anonymous. You may quit without penalty at any time. There is no compensation for your participation. No identifiable personal information will be collected or retained. No risks are anticipated. The results will be shared in the forms of journal articles and/or presentations. 

Please contact Elizabeth Sterner (708-235-7517, if you have questions.

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(via Elisandro Cabada, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Grainger Engineering Library at the University of Illinois invites you to take part in a web based online survey on how academic libraries are developing, integrating and implementing technologies to support immersive scholarship at their institution. We define immersive scholarship as any scholarly work developed through or implemented utilizing technologies including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Visualization (i.e., large format displays and visualization walls, GIS, Tableau), and any related hardware, programs or software.

We are seeking survey participants who are employed in an academic library and who currently support immersive scholarship and technologies at their institution.

In particular we are interested in how your academic library has developed tools, implemented third party hardware/software, and in what barriers you have identified at your institution in supporting immersive scholarship.

Link to Online Survey

This survey will remain open until September 20, 2019.

Participation will involve an eight question survey which will take approximately ten to fifteen minutes to complete. Your decision to participate or decline participation in this study is completely voluntary and you have the right to terminate your participation at any time without penalty.

Will my study-related information be kept confidential?

We will use all reasonable efforts to keep your personal information confidential, but we cannot guarantee absolute confidentiality. When this research is discussed or published, no one will know that you were in the study. But, when required by law or university policy, identifying information may be seen or copied by:

·         Representatives of the university committee and office that reviews and approves research studies, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Office for Protection of Research Subjects;

·         Other representatives of the state and university responsible for ethical, regulatory, or financial  oversight of research;

·         Federal government regulatory agencies such as the Office of Human Research Protections in the Department of Health and Human Services.

There is no expected risk to you for helping me with this study. There are no expected direct benefits to you either, though participants may find that the publications and presentations resulting from this study can help better strengthen our understanding of how academic libraries are supporting immersive scholarship and technologies.

When the results of the research are published or discussed in conferences, no information will be included that would reveal your identity.

If you have questions about this project, you may contact Alex (Elisandro) Cabada at or at 217-300-4686. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study or any concerns or complaints, please contact the University of Illinois Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at 217-333-2670 or via email at

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this important project. If you accept, you will receive an Informed Consent e-mail to peruse before you agree to take part in this project.

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(via Lisa Becksford, Virginia Tech University)

You are invited to participate in a research survey conducted by members of the Education Committee of ACRL’s Education and Behavioral Sciences Section.

The purpose of this study is to examine the job responsibilities and institutional contexts of education librarians (defined as librarians who serve as liaisons or subject specialists for the discipline of education, which may include a college, school, or department(s) that offer programs such as education studies, teacher education, educational leadership, etc.) Participants in this survey should currently hold a position as an education librarian.

If you choose to participate, you will complete a survey that will take about 10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary, and you may stop taking the survey at any time. As an incentive, participants are welcome to submit their email at the end of the survey to enter a drawing to win one of seven (7) $10 Amazon gift cards or one (1) $30 Amazon gift card. Your email address will not be connected to your responses to the survey.

Click the link below to start the survey:

This survey will be open for two weeks. Thank you for your consideration. Questions about this study may be directed to one of the following:


Laura Bonella

Academic Services Librarian

Kansas State University

Lisa Becksford

Online and Graduate Engagement Librarian

Virginia Tech

Katherine Donaldson

Social Sciences/Education Librarian

University of Oregon

Josette Kubicki

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Augusta University

Sarah Parramore

Education Librarian

California State University, Fullerton

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward South Conference Planning Committee is getting ready to plan next year’s Conference and would like to hear how they can best serve the library community. Even if you have not attended the Conference in the past, please complete the survey to let the Committee know how they can best meet your needs.


Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Surveys | No Comments »

(via Lisa Kidd, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium)

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2019-2020 HEDS Research Practices Survey is now open:

The HEDS Research Practices Survey assesses students’ research experiences and their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources. Faculty and librarians can use information from this survey to develop pedagogies and materials to advance students’ research skills.

You can administer the survey at the beginning of the fall term to identify incoming first-year students’ research skills and knowledge. You can also use a follow-up administration of the survey to track your students’ growth in research skills over time.

You can learn more about the survey and these administration options, as well as download a copy of the instrument at:

We also recommend sharing this information with other people on your campus who might be interested in the survey, such as instruction librarians or those teaching first-year programs.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the survey!


Lisa Kidd

Research Analyst & Data Manager

Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium
(765) 361-6170

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(via RAILS)

As previously announced, RAILS received a grant to replace L2 (, the statewide continuing education calendar and library directory. As part of this process, we are looking at current L2 features and functions to see how they might be improved.

We are asking interlibrary loan staff to complete a brief survey on L2’s Resource Sharing Policy Directory. Please take a minute to give us your feedback, and feel free to share the survey with other interlibrary loan staff at your library. Please complete the survey by Friday, July 12. Thanks in advance for your input!

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(via Gavin Paul, New York University)

This survey is closing June 30.

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

The Attitudes and Lived Experiences of STEMM Librarians (

In recent years, librarians have brought attention to diversityinclusion 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
Ana Torres, Dibner Library, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Rebecca Orozco, Watson Library, University of Kansas

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Best Practices Committee invites library professionals to participate in a survey to collect best practices for topics that are important to the library community. The survey closes on June 30. To complete the survey, click here.


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