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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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(via the Illinois Library Association)

On behalf of the Illinois Library Association Diversity Committee, we ask that those currently employed in a library setting complete this survey to let us know what your professional training needs are during this time of extraordinary change. These trainings are to help libraries explore the different dimensions of diversity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, education, disability, etc.) in a safe and nurturing workplace. It is important that we value and embrace the differences between us all, creating a conducive and cohesive environment for exploration and inclusivity.

To complete the survey, please go here. This survey will close on Friday, September 25. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Has your library done 3D printing of face shields for the healthcare field in the past six months? We’d like to know a little bit about your experiences.

We’ve set up a short survey for Illinois libraries, available here. We hope to use this survey to write an ILA Reporter article about the experiences libraries have had in these efforts and what libraries should know if efforts like this are required in the future.

Any type of library that has done 3D printing of items for the healthcare field is encouraged to take this survey by Friday, September 25, 2020. Thank you for your time.

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Results of the HSLI Newsletter Survey 2019

HSLI members were invited to complete an online HSLI Newsletter Survey between June 11th and June 28th, 2019.  The survey was intended to estimate the percentage of members who use the Newsletter, the ways members access the content, and whether content meets members’ information needs.

Participation in the survey was excellent.  The number of completed surveys represented approximately 41% of the membership (44 of 108) at the time of the survey. Results and analysis are available at HSLI Newsletter Membership Survey 2019 Results Report 20200820.

The Newsletter editors thank the membership for participating in the survey!

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(via Tana Petrov, Fountaindale Public Library District, and Kim Tipton, McHenry County College)

Kim Tipton and I are writing an article for the December, 2020, issue of the Illinois Library Association’s ILA Reporter. The topic is how library team leaders can keep themselves and their staff engaged, inspired, and efficient while working remotely.

We would appreciate it if you take a few minutes to fill out this survey to help us with writing the article. Thank you very much for your time.

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(via JJ Pionke, HSLI Secretary)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) invites you to participate in a survey to express your opinions and feedback on your experience as a reader of JMLA articles. We invite all readers, regardless of membership in the Medical Library Association, to complete this survey.

The survey is brief and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You can access the survey here, please respond by close of business Monday, July 20. No personally identifying data will be collected. We will report the aggregate survey results in a future JMLAeditorial and provide access to the raw, anonymized survey data through a public repository.

We welcome your views and opinions and thank you in advance for taking a few thoughtful minutes to complete this survey. If you have questions, please contact Katherine Akers, JMLA Editor, at jmla@journals.pitt.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Maoria Kirker, George Mason University)

Are you a library manager, aspiring library manager, or in a pseudo-managerial role at an academic library? We are interested in organizing a professional event for workers in academic libraries, focused on management skills and concrete practices. As we start to think through what this might look like, we’d like to gather broad input from people on what they’d like to see and how they’d like to participate in such an event.

We’d love to hear from you about your interest. Please consider responding to a brief interest survey. We appreciate your time and feedback.

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(via Dr. Lori Birrell, University of Arkansas)

Many, if not most, employees in academic libraries transitioned to working remotely for the first time in their careers in March 2020. Understanding that employees have been working remotely within the context of a global pandemic in which many of us juggle childcare, work duties, and possibly family or personal illness, in the midst of economic uncertainty, this survey seeks to understand librarians’ experiences with remote work.

The research questions for this study are: How does working remotely impact communication channels and culture within academic libraries? What sectors of academic librarianship most easily flex to remote work? How does working remotely impact practitioners’ perception of work/life balance? Could the experience of working remotely impact practitioners’ expectations for that kind of flexibility going forward?

This survey contains questions about your experiences and/or feelings about remote work.

All employees working in academic libraries are invited to participate in this study by responding to the survey, linked here. The survey will remain open until Monday, July 13.

Please email Lori Birrell, at lbirrell@uark.edu, or Amy Allen, at ala005@uark.edu, with any questions you may have.

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