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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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(via Rachel Scott, University of Memphis)

We invite you to participate in study of open access policies in academic libraries tentatively titled, “Open Access as a Collections Strategy: Policy or Happenstance?” This study seeks to establish the extent to which OA is written into academic library policies.

We expect this survey to take approximately ten to fifteen minutes to complete. This survey is anonymous and entirely voluntary; you may exit at any point. Although you will not receive any direct benefit for participating, we anticipate that this study will reveal current practices, benefits, and limitations of OA policies in academic libraries. This instrument was submitted to local Institutional Review Board (IRB), and was determined not to require IRB approval or review.

https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3E2xo0O8nReiQHr

Please respond by Friday, March 15, 2019.

Please contact the co-investigators with any questions or concerns:

Caitlin Harrington chrrngt4@memphis.edu

Rachel Scott rescott3@memphis.edu

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

Greetings from the STM RA21 Hospital Clinical Access Library Working Group!

We are conducting a study to learn the particular challenges and needs of hospital, health systems, and/or health center/clinic libraries with regard to authentication, technical support, and library resource access. This link leads to an important survey comprised of about 20 questions. Can you help us?

Please participate in the survey If you are a librarian serving a hospital or health care institution or in academia serving any type of health care institution.

If you choose to participate, you can also leave your contact information to be entered in a raffle to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. The data you enter in the survey will be anonymized and will be used to inform: the final report of the “RA21 Hospital Clinical Access Library Working Group,” the work of the “NISO RA21 Outreach Committee” and a paper for MLA’s annual meeting in May, 2019.

Many stakeholders are working to set up best practices, a new authentication standard and guidelines that addresses the needs of 21st century information seekers.  We need to hear from you, your perspective is vitally needed!

Thank you for your participation. There is no deadline, but the Working Group will need to compile and review the responses well before the MLA 2019 conference in May.

Please feel free to forward this message to your medical librarian colleagues or regional discussion lists in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East or South or Central America, or Africa. We welcome assistance with distribution.

Sincerely,

Michelle Brewer, Librarian/Manager Market Intelligence, Wolters Kluwer (michelle.brewer@wolterskluwer.com<mailto:michelle.brewer@wolterskluwer.com>)
Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, OCLC
Catherine Dixon, MSLIS, Product

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI)

Good afternoon!

Following is an email I sent last week to directors about a survey to assess whether CARLI might apply for the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. Please consider completing and submitting it.

I also write to you today to publicize the CLIR webinar about the grant on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Registration is at this link:
https://clirdlf.zoom.us/webinar/register/5115476508799/WN_YEPT5QHeQW6rDnR5h9A_8Q. I will be attending.

Thanks so much! Anne

 

Dear CARLI Directors/Deans:

I write to you today to ask your help in assessing whether CARLI might apply for the for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Digitizing Hidden Collections,” https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/. This grant seeks to fund the digitization of “…rare and unique content in collecting institutions.”

Please forward this message to the collections staff in your organization, especially:

·        Digital collections staff
·        Special and rare collections staff

The CLIR grant was suggested to me by a few of our member institutions as a possible consortium-wide effort because of its strong support for consortia and thorough project design, and its record of excellence in digitizing significant works. Among our membership, we can document a critical need for funding for digitization projects.

In order to evaluate whether CARLI should apply for this grant on behalf of our member libraries, we will need to assess whether we can assemble a cohesive collection from our member libraries–most likely based on a focus area of Illinois’ history–that is currently not discoverable and of significance to the larger research community. I encourage you to read the application information about this grant found at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.

If you are interested in possible participation, please complete the online survey, “Initial Assessment of CARLI Members’ Holdings” (takes about 15 minutes per included collection) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InitialSurveyCLIR by Friday, February 15.

Following the survey, next steps include an evaluation of the survey results with an eye to deciding whether we should proceed, and, if so, a conversation with the CARLI members involved. If we decide to proceed, we will call for a volunteer group of members to assist with drafting and compiling the necessary application information. Every CARLI member that completes the survey will receive a response indicating whether CARLI will proceed and whether the grant will include their library’s collections.

Although the grant is very competitive, I think that CARLI could present a strong application if we can identify appropriate and compelling collections housed at our member libraries. If awarded, the project must begin between January 1 and June 1, 2020. Collaborative projects can last up to 36 months and have a maximum request limit of $500,000. The application is due April 3, 2019.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you! Anne

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