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(via Joshua Zeller, Mount St. Joseph University)

The ALA RUSA STARS Licensing & Legislation Committee is currently in the process of planning its free spring 2022 workshop, which will have the broad theme of “licensing 101,” and be free to all attendees. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out our short survey, available here, regarding the specific licensing 101 topics that are of particular interest to you. The survey also has open-ended questions related to license negotiation and interlibrary loan workflows that will help us further gauge which topics would be engaging and relevant for our workshop.

Please feel free to forward this message individually or collectively through social media, resource sharing forums, or to local, state, or regional e-mail listservs as appropriate.

Thank you for assisting us with our planning process, and we look forward to your responses!

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(via Shin Freedman, Framingham State University)

This is a friendly reminder that you are invited to a research survey on collegiality. Thank you for those who completed the survey. If you have not done so, the link is here.

I am conducting a research study on collegiality and its impact on academic library workplaces. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. It will remain open until Friday, January 14.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me, Shin Freedman, at sfreedman@framingham.edu, or Kaetrena D. Kendrick at Winthrop University, kendrickk@winthrop.edu. This research project has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Boards at Framingham State University and Winthrop University.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Shin Freedman
Kaetrena D. Kendrick

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(via Elizabeth Szkirpan, University of Tulsa)

This is the final call for responses to take the survey over the impact of COVID-19 on technical-services units and tasks. This survey is open to library employees working in the United States who are a member of a technical services unit or a role that completes technical-services tasks (e.g. school librarians who do the cataloging and processing of items for their libraries).

This study aims to learn more about the changes that occurred or did not occur as a direct result of COVID-19. The survey link and responses are confidential, and there is no way to trace responses back to you or your institution. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and will be open until Saturday, January 1, 2022.

The link to the survey is here. Please contact Elizabeth Szkirpan, at elizabeth-szkirpan@utulsa.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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(via the ALA RUSA STARS Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee)

This is a reminder that the ALA RUSA STARS Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee needs your feedback concerning the current Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and its Explanatory Supplement. Under current RUSA guidelines, the ILL Code and Supplement are reviewed and updated regularly. As part of the review process, all members of the U.S. resource sharing community are invited to participate in a survey to provide recommendations.

If you have suggestions for change to the current ILL Code and Supplement, please use the survey link to provide the STARS Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee your feedback by Tuesday, November 30.

Please feel free to forward this message to ILL practitioners individually or collectively through social media, resource sharing forums, or to local, state, or regional e-mail listservs as appropriate

The feedback received will be reviewed and a draft including any proposed changes will be shared with the resource sharing community in 2022 for further comment. Any questions or comments regarding the review process can be sent to usillcode@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Michelle Lenox, Pacific University)

We invite you to participate in a survey of the perceptions of and experiences with technology in modern libraries in the United States. You have been invited to complete this survey because you work in libraries or are a library student. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and consists of 21 questions.

We ask that you only take the survey if you meet the following criteria.

  • are a library professional, work in or for a library, or are a student in a library degree program
  • are over 18 years of age
  • are a resident of the United States of America

If even one item of these criteria does not apply to you, we ask that you not take the survey.

How will your responses be kept private?

We are using an anonymous survey built with Qualtrics. We are not collecting personally identifiable information and cannot link responses to you. However, we cannot guarantee the privacy of data transmitted via the internet.

Informed Consent

Starting the survey indicates that you understand the nature of your participation and that you freely and voluntarily grant your consent. You are free to skip any questions, and you may withdraw at any time before you submit the survey. If you skip questions, we will use the responses you did provide. This project has received IRB approval.

If you wish to participate, please click this link. The survey will close on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, after 30 days.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lenox (mlenox@pacificu.edu) or Lynda Irons (lrirons@pacificu.edu).

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(via Laureen Cantwell, Colorado Mesa University)

This is the final call to participate in a survey on library instruction and critical thinking activism in a post-truth world. More details, including the link to the survey, are below.

Note: We ask a few things about institution, job role, etc. – we do not ask any identifying info, and all participants will have a unique ID established by Qualtrics. Participation is estimated to take 10-30 minutes depending on how deeply you choose to answer the qualitative questions.

The Purpose of this Survey

This October (2021), a graphic novel version of Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny (2017) will be published. On reading an advance copy of the graphic novel, the researchers got to thinking about Victor Klemperer’s Language of the Third Reich (1957) and his argument that “truth dies in four modes”, and whether information literacy (IL) instruction (or other literacy-focused instructional efforts) approach any of these modes and, if so…how?

The Intended Audience for this Survey

Academic librarians involved in information literacy instruction, including those in leadership/administration positions. You do not need faculty status, deep fluency with the ACRL Framework, accessible here (or with Klemperer’s work), or a role teaching a credit-bearing information literacy course to participate. Just a position in an academic library where you teach information literacy-focused content as part of your job.

Please access the survey here.

About the Survey Authors

Laureen P. Cantwell (laureenc@buffalo.edu), MSLIS, is the Head of Access Services & Outreach at Colorado Mesa University’s Tomlinson Library. Laureen is currently pursuing a PhD in Information Science from University at Buffalo, SUNY. She co-edited Memphis Noir (Akashic Books, 2015) and Finding Your Seat at the Table (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022), and has published book chapters and articles on topics ranging from librarians on IRBs to MOOCs to curbside pickup services, from chat reference to library printing to digital badging, and more.

Heather F. Ball (hfball2@buffalo.edu), MLitt and MLS, is the Critical Pedagogy Librarian for Student Success and Assistant Professor at St. John’s University. She is also currently an Information Science doctoral student at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her research interests and publications span qualitative and quantitative data analysis, assessment measures, information literacy instruction, digitization and encoding of historical manuscripts, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and twelfth-century Britain.

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(via Elizabeth Szkirpan, University of Tulsa)

I am conducting a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on technical-services units and librarians who share technical tasks (e.g. school librarians who may be cataloging books for their libraries) and aims to learn more about the changes that occurred or did not occur as a direct result of COVID-19.

The survey link and responses are confidential, and there is no way to trace responses back to you or your institution. All library employees completing technical tasks in the United States are welcome to respond. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and will be open until Saturday, January 1, 2022.

I’d really appreciate your responses and to learn more about COVID?-19’s impact on your technical tasks! To participate, please click here.

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(via Bonnie Thornton, Mississippi State University)

Last call for participating in our survey!

If you are a library employee at an academic institution of higher education in the United States, we invite you to participate in our research on how academic libraries manage their streaming-video collections. The purpose of our study is to explore the different ways that academic libraries provide access to streaming content, including funding, accessibility, and discoverability. This survey seeks to gauge commonalities in workflow processes amongst academic libraries for the acquisition, maintenance, and promotion of streaming-video content, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on streaming-video acquisitions and workflow processes.

Participation takes approximately three minutes to complete. This survey is anonymous, and no one will be able to associate your responses with your identity. Your participation is voluntary, and you may choose to withdraw from the survey at any time. Your completion of the survey constitutes your consent to participate in this study. There are no foreseeable risks associated with participating in this study other than those encountered in everyday life.

This survey has been reviewed and granted exemption by the Institutional Review Board at Mississippi State University, under Protocol ID IRB-21-394. For questions about this study, please contact Cathy Austin, Acquisitions Librarian, caustin@library.msstate.edu, or Bonnie Thornton, Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian, bthornton@library.msstate.edu.

You may participate in our Streaming Video and Academic Libraries Survey through Sunday, October 31.

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(via Stephanie Beene, University of New Mexico)

Please see below for details of a research study that a colleague and I are conducting. This is a follow-up to our article “A call to action for librarians: Countering conspiracy theories in the age of QAnon”, and we hope to hear from you!

You are invited to participate in a research survey about interactions with patrons concerning conspiracy theories and related phenomena. Should you choose to participate, we expect the survey to take 15-20 minutes to complete.

The survey may be accessed here.

Unless you choose to self-identify, your response will be completely anonymous. You may request a summary of the survey results after participating. Your involvement in the survey is voluntary, and you may exit at any time.

The findings from this project will provide information on the needs of librarians and other library staff when interacting with patrons who exhibit conspiracy ideation.

This research has been approved by Oakland University’s Office of IRB (IRB-FY2021-410).

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the research, please feel free to contact CoPI’s Katie Greer (greer@oakland.edu) and Stephanie Beene (sbeene@unm.edu).

Thank you in advance, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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(via Merinda Kaye Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

At its January 2021 meeting, the ACRL Board of Directors approved a proposal to pause ACRL’s awards program and appointed a task force to undertake a critical review of the program and make recommendations for its future. This pause presents an opportunity to ensure all ACRL awards align with the Association’s Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and for the awards program to emerge in a stronger position in both solid finances and inspired purpose.​

The task force is charged with addressing the following questions.

  • What value do members derive from the current awards program?
  • Are current funding mechanisms sustainable to support awards into the future?
  • Where is there overlap in awards?
  • Are there professional gaps that the current awards program does not address?
  • Do ACRL awards programs benefit ACRL’s diverse group of members and do they further our Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)?
  • Are there other models ACRL should consider adopting to recognize achievement that would provide value to members of the profession, their libraries, and the communities they serve?

To address these questions, the task force is soliciting feedback from a variety of stakeholders and members of the academic library community and has conducted an environmental scan of other associations to explore alternate models and benchmark effective practices for recognizing achievement. As part of its effort to understand how meaningful ACRL’s awards program is to our communities and our libraries, the task force invites all ACRL members and non-member academic library workers to complete a brief survey by Friday, October 29.

Questions about the survey or the task force’s work should be directed to the task force co-chairs, Merinda Kaye Hensley, mhensle1@illinois.edu, and Erin T. Smith, smithet@westminster.edu, or to Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Surveys | No Comments »