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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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(via Robin O’Hanlon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

If you are a consumer health librarian, or are an information professional who provides health information to the public, please consider completing this short survey for our upcoming study, “Moral distress related to ethical dilemmas among consumer health librarians.”

The purpose of this study is to assess the level of moral distress among information professionals who provide health information to the public, identify situations that result in high levels of moral distress, and explore effects of moral distress in the workplace. Responses are completely anonymous, and all study data are aggregated. This survey (protocol X20-011A2) was reviewed by a Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Institutional Review board and was declared to be exempt as per 45 CFR 46.103(d)(2)(i) on April 28, 2020.

You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking here. Please forward this survey to anyone you know who may be interested. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about the research, please contact the Principal Investigator, Robin O’Hanlon by e-mail at ohanlonr@mskcc.org.

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(via Kristin Cole, Otterbein University)

I am conducting a survey on academic library employees and their work during the transition to online classes in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to determine the percentage of academic library employees who performed instructional design duties during this transition, which may include tasks such as training faculty to transition their courses to Blackboard, Canvas, or another LMS. I am looking for a wide range of responses from institutions of all types. Even if you think you did not perform instructional design duties during Spring 2020, please consider completing this survey.

To access the survey, please go here. Participation in the survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. There are no incentives or inducements for completing the survey. You may withdraw consent at any time by closing the survey.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me, at cole1@otterbein.edu. This research has been approved by Otterbein University’s Institutional Review Board. The IRB, also, is able to answer questions regarding the survey, at IRB@Otterbein.edu.

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(via Diane Foote, ILA Executive Director)

The Illinois Library Association has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person conference scheduled for October 20-22, at the BOS Center in Springfield. The Conference Program Committee, ILA Vice President/President-Elect Veronica De Fazio, and staff believe that the safety and well-being of our community outweigh any prearranged obligations. We expect there will be a real desire to connect in person come the fall, which made this decision especially challenging.

As we consider options, including hosting a virtual conference, we would like input from the Illinois library community. If you are a potential attendee, please help us by completing a survey, available here, by Monday, June 1. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. If you are an exhibitor or a sponsor, please stay tuned as we will be reaching out to you shortly.

We will review feedback and will make a decision as soon as possible. We know everyone is as eager as we are to know what the plan will be and we ask your patience as we consider the options.

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