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Archive for the ‘Surveys’ Category

(via Rachel Scott, Associate Dean for Information Assets at Illinois State University’s Milner Library)

Two years ago we emailed to request your input on open access policies in your libraries. Our findings were recently published in portal and are available here.

We thank you for your input and invite you to offer your feedback on the study and findings!

We are now working on a book (tentatively titled Policies for Open Access Literature in Library Collections, to be published by ALA with a CC license) and encourage you, once again, to please share with us library policies surrounding OA. Some of examples of library policy statements or considerations related to OA include the following.

  • library policies for selecting and/or deselecting OA titles / packages for their collections
  • library policies related to workflows for adding/maintaining OA titles/collections
  • library policies for removing access to OA titles or collections
  • library policies for (negotiating) transformative, or read and publish agreements
  • library policies related to institutional repositories or other Green OA initiatives
  • library policies for contributing funds to crowdsourced OA publishing initiatives, such as Knowledge Unlatched or SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics).
  • library statements acknowledging university, national, or other OA mandates or policies

We’d love to highlight your good work at the intersection of OA and library collections! Please let us hear from you by Tuesday, May 25; we’ll send a reminder on May 18.

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(via Liz Miller, University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, currently conducting dissertation research regarding professional and paraprofessional library staffs’ perceived information literacy ability and skill expectations for students at the secondary and postsecondary educational levels.  I am seeking your participation for this survey.

My research endeavors will guide current information literacy instruction practice, providing secondary and postsecondary educational level educators with strategies to support learner’s development of information literacy.

Your participation in this research endeavor is voluntary and all responses are anonymous and confidential.  I would appreciate your willingness to contribute 40 minutes of your time in completing a web-based survey, accessible through this link.

I thank you in advance for your assistance in broadening our understanding of information literacy instruction in both the secondary and postsecondary educational levels.

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(via Sally Pine, University of Washington)

We are conducting a research survey of the medical and academic librarian community to find out lessons learned with regards to your library instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The insight you provide will help us to better understand how to prepare for future potential challenges to make our institutions more efficient and adaptable.

Filling out the survey will take 10-15 minutes, and is completely anonymous. Any question that you prefer not to answer can be skipped, and you can withdraw from the survey at any time. The survey will close Monday, May 17. Please click here to go to the survey, “Library Instruction in the Time of a COVID-19 Pandemic – Lessons Learned Survey”.

If you have any questions about the survey please feel free to contact Sally Pine, Biological Sciences Librarian, University of Washington, at sfpine@uw.edu. Thank you in advance for taking the time to reply.

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(via Becky D’Amato, HEDS Consortium)

There is still time to register for an end-of-spring-term administration of the HEDS (Higher Education Data Sharing) Research Practices Survey. The survey asks students about their research experiences and tests their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources.

With a spring administration of the survey, you can assess the following information.

  • first-year students’ research skills and experiences after one year of college
  • senior students’ research skills and experiences after four years of college
  • students’ research skills and experiences compared with those of students at other institutions

Librarians have used this survey to help focus their instruction time on the most needed skills, and it could be useful this year for assessing if your first-year students were able to learn these skills regardless of their learning environment. Your spring results could help your library plan curriculum to better support your students in acquiring these vital skills.

For administration details, to view the survey instrument, or to register, please visit the HEDS Consortium’s website. Please contact Rebecca D’Amato, at rebecca.damato@hedsconsortium.org, with any questions.

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(via Lisa Broughman, Director of the Library at Randolph College)

Forwarded on behalf of Melissa Augustine and Jen Coale, students at the School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University.

Hello, we are two LIS graduate students conducting a classroom-based research project regarding the lived experience of academic librarians with an invisible disability. We would appreciate your time in filling out our survey. All responses will remain anonymous and confidential, with all information obtained reviewed only within the classroom setting with other LIS graduate and Ph.D. students and our professor. At the conclusion of the survey, we have included a space to volunteer for an interview portion via Zoom or telephone call to further explore your experiences.

Again, all information and identifying information will be kept anonymous and confidential. We appreciate your time and consideration. If you would like to participate, please click here.

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(via Amanda McCormick, State University of New York at Buffalo)

If you are a tenure-track librarian at an academic library in the United States, you are invited to participate in a survey titled “Tenure & Covid-19 Impact Survey”. This study is being conducted by Kimberly Plassche, Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell, and Amanda McCormick at the University at Buffalo Libraries. The purpose of this research activity is to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on tenure-track librarians at academic libraries in the United States. Specifically, we intend to gather data related to changes in institutional monetary support for conference attendance and travel, tenure clock stoppage options, the usefulness of virtual conferences, alterations to daily duties and challenges working from home.

Participants are invited to complete a survey consisting of multiple choice and open-ended questions related to your experience as a tenure-track librarian since March, 2020. The survey will take about 15 minutes. You will not be paid/compensated for your participation in this study.

The survey will be open until Friday, April 9.  To read the study details and complete the survey, please follow this link.

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(via Lucy Duhon, The University of Toledo)

You are invited to participate in a survey which aims to gather data on health-information outreach (HIO) activities at U.S. academic libraries, both general and health-science-related, within the context of users’ health-information-seeking behaviors. For the purpose of this survey, HIO is defined as any library initiative that exists to educate patrons about reliable health information resources, which may be beyond patrons’ awareness or means to access.

This voluntary and anonymous online survey, consisting of 15 questions, will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. To participate in the survey, please click here.

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Call for Participation: Survey on Presenting in Virtual Environments

(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

I am doing some initial information gathering regarding a potential research project focused on presenting in virtual environments. I am seeking input to help me determine potential methodologies and research questions. Below is a link to a short form with 7 questions. Responses will not be reported out in any way and will be deleted within four weeks.

To access the survey, please go here.

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(via Lis Pankl, Dean of Library & Information Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

We are conducting research on burnout in academic libraries and are asking library staff to take a brief survey to help collect information. The title of this study is “The effect of dysfunctional organizational culture on burnout in academic libraries”. The study’s purpose is to investigate if and how dysfunctional organizational cultures in academic libraries lead to greater incidences of burnout amongst librarians. The results of this study will appear in a book chapter published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

To view additional information about the survey and its purpose, and to access the survey itself, please go here. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete

Thank you!

Lora Del Rio, Research & Teaching Coordinator, SIUE
Juliet Gray, Interim Assistant Dean, SIUE
Lis Pankl, Dean of Library & Information Services, SIUE

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(via Lily Todorinova, Rutgers University)

Please consider taking a short (10-15 minute) survey on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic libraries. The purpose of this exploratory study is to gather information on the current effects of the pandemic in relation to a number of broad factors, including services, budget, internal processes, and personnel.

To complete the survey, please go here. The deadline is Thursday, February 25. The study is entirely anonymous and voluntary.

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