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(via Nancy Bolt–Chair, IFLA Retired Members Round Table)

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is looking at how the needs of people with disabilities are being met in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are pleased that UN DESA thought to ask IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) how libraries might contribute through their service to people with disabilities. Time is short, and it is important that we have some data to share with the UN by the end of June. We want the UN to know how much libraries are able to help people with disabilities meet their information and cultural needs.

You can help by completing the “Survey on Library Support for People with Disabilities” here. The deadline is Monday, June 20.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Nancy Bolt, at nancybolt@earthlink.net.

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(via Laureen Cantwell-Jurkovic, Colorado Mesa University & Western Colorado Community College)

Link to Participate: click here

The Purpose of this Survey (Protocol: 22-49): In preparing the manuscript for an edited volume about academic librarians and the health humanities, the survey author felt a chapter regarding the feasibility of medical and health humanities engagement for librarians, libraries, and their institutions would be a useful contribution to the overall work. The author has created this survey to get a sense of the campus positioning, challenges, concerns, questions, and strengths to be considered when looking to get medical and health humanities initiatives off the ground at one’s institution as an academic librarian. These may include ideas like professional development needed and how it was pursued; critical things to know before…; budgetary needs; acquisitions efforts; staffing concerns (e.g., re: instruction, outreach, credit-bearing courses, time needed/allotted within one’s library staffing model); instruction & outreach efforts; when/how one got started with MH/HH; barriers to success with one’s efforts; how one networks with/pitches to faculty, etc. Plenty of ground that could be covered here all to the benefit of helping bring the medical and health humanities into more libraries and institutions!

The Intended Audience for this Survey: Academic librarians involved in medical/health humanities efforts at their library (incl. traditional college/university library, health sciences library, hospital library, special collections/archives, etc.). We are looking for feedback from those who have made strides in their library and/or within their institution. The medical/health humanities do not need to be a direct or explicit part of your job expectations, but should be something that’s a dedicated, consistent engagement effort on your part. You may be involved in collection development, instruction, outreach/programming, committee work, curriculum development, liaison efforts and/or other functions within which you connect your work with the medical/health humanities and, through this, have advanced the conversation, etc., for your institution.

Note: This survey asks a few things about your education, institution, job role, etc. It does not ask for, or require, any identifying information. All participant responses 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 and/or on how many aspects of librarianship intersect with your involvement with the medical/health humanities.

About the Survey Author: Laureen P. Cantwell (lcantwell@coloradomesa.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 on topics ranging from librarians on IRBs to curbside pickup services, from chat reference to digital badging, and more. She is currently editing a book on the health humanities and academic librarianship–this survey is part of that work.

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(via Christine Beardsley, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

This study will address how current eBook trends and practices in libraries will impact the larger ecosystem of collections and resource sharing. These services have become essential to serving the research needs of faculty and students in higher education. The findings could help identify some limitations to these practices and predict negative consequences for academic libraries and researchers. This research project will hopefully help academic libraries gain insight into the future of library book collections and resource sharing and offer suggestions to improve that trajectory.

You are invited to complete an online survey that will take approximately 15 – 30 minutes to complete. Because these questions will require information from collections and ILL staff at your institution, please coordinate with each other to ensure that we only have one response per institution. Also, we will be asking questions related to collections budget and eBook expenditures so you might want to have that available when you begin the survey. Please select NA for any questions that do not apply.

You may access the survey here. Please have only ONE submission of the survey from your institution. The deadline to participate is Monday, June 13.

We thank you for your participation!

 

Primary Investigators

Amanda Binder

Social Sciences and History Librarian, abinder3@uncc.edu

Elizabeth Siler

Associate Dean of Collection Services, esiler3@uncc.edu

Christine Beardsley

Interlibrary Loan Service Coordinator, cbeards1@uncc.edu

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(via Liz Chenevey, James Madison University)

​If you are an instruction librarian you are invited to participate in a survey and optional interview on librarians’ perceived roles and pedagogical practices in supporting student mental health. This is part of a research project to better understand students’ emotions around research, their effects on their overall wellness, and ways librarians can be more supportive to students’ emotional needs.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes of your time. Following the survey you will be invited to an optional follow-up interview that will be scheduled at your convenience.

This study has been approved by the James Madison University Institutional Review Board. Questions about the study can be directed to Liz Chenevey at chenevet@jmu.edu. Thank you for participating!

Click here to begin the survey.

This study has been approved by the JMU IRB, protocol # 22-3462.

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(via Jason Lilly, Indiana University Health Medicine Library)

Greetings from your Hoosier Colleagues,

Planning is progressing rapidly for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association’s Midwest Chapter. This year’s event, themed “2022 in Bloom”, will take place in person from Saturday, October 22, to Monday, October 24, in Bloomington, Indiana. You will be hearing more frequently from our Promotion Committee now that we have the Conference website established. While going through our planning, one question which keeps popping up is how many attendees can we expect. Obviously, that expected number is important for budgeting, choosing venue spaces, setting registration rates, hotel blocks, etc.

Generally, you’d look at recent past conferences and gauge it would be around the same ballpark, but our past two Conferences have been virtual and our most recent physical Conferences were pre-pandemic. While things are opening up again to more in person, we certainly are mindful that we’re still in the midst of COVID and that could definitely affect people’s comfort levels, and certainly could have affected institutional budgets for professional development. The Conference Planning Committee wants to assure everyone that we take your safety seriously and currently plan to follow the same process from the in-person aspect of this year’s MLA Conference.

With all this in mind, the Conference Planning Committee requests that you take this quick survey, available here. Please complete the survey by Tuesday, May 31, whether you plan to attend or not or are undecided. Reasons given will help Midwest with future planning.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Bloomington. It’s been too long.

On behalf of the Midwest Conference 2022 Planning Committee,
Jason Lilly, #2022inBloom Co-Chair​

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(via Laura DeLancey, Western Kentucky University)

We are conducting a study on partnerships between academic libraries and undergraduate Living Learning Communities (LLCs), hoping to identify best practices and common challenges. Whether or not your library partners with LLCs, we want to hear from you! Please take 10-20 minutes to complete our survey.

To access the survey, please go here. The survey will remain open until Friday, June 10, 2022.

Thank you for your time and participation!

Laura DeLancey (Western Kentucky University)

Katherine Howell (Western Kentucky University)

Sara McCaslin (Western Kentucky University)

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(via Denise Wetzel, Pennsylvania State University)

I am conducting a survey on the use of apps in the science instruction classroom. Apps for the purposes of this survey are defined as educational applications used on iphone, tablets, or computers that are designed to help learners succeed. Apps mentioned in the survey include, but are not limited to, Flipgrid, Kahoot, Padlet, Aurasma, ArcGIS, Google Docs, and Goosechase. This survey is approved by the Penn State University IRB Review Board (Study ID: STUDY00020168).

You are invited to participate in this research study if you are an academic librarian working in the Unites States and you teach, or have taught, science information-literacy sessions. In particular, if you have used apps within your instructional activities, please consider taking this survey.

The survey link is here. The estimated time to complete this survey is less than 10 minutes across a series of multiple-choice, Likert, and short-answer questions. It will close on Friday, May 27, at 11:00 PM CDT.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or concerns related to this survey, please contact Denise A. Wetzel, at daw5086@psu.edu.

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(via Amanda Binder, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

This study will address how current eBook trends and practices in libraries will impact the larger ecosystem of collections and resource sharing. These services have become essential to serving the research needs of faculty and students in higher education. The findings could help identify some limitations to these practices and predict negative consequences for academic libraries and researchers. This research project will hopefully help academic libraries gain insight into the future of library book collections and resource sharing and offer suggestions to improve that trajectory.

You are invited to complete an online survey that will take approximately 15 – 30 minutes to complete. Because these questions will require information from collections and ILL staff at your institution, please coordinate with each other to ensure that we only have one response per institution. Also, we will be asking questions related to collections budget and eBook expenditures so you might want to have that available when you begin the survey. Please select NA for any questions that do not apply.

You may access the survey here. Please have only ONE submission of the survey from your institution.

We thank you for your participation!

Primary investigators:

Amanda Binder

Social Sciences and History Librarian, abinder3@uncc.edu

Elizabeth Siler

Associate Dean of Collection Services, esiler3@uncc.edu

Christine Beardsley

Interlibrary Loan Service Coordinator, cbeards1@uncc.edu

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(via Jon Moore, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

We invite you to take a survey about privacy and online chat reference services. We’re seeking responses from any employee at an academic library who (1) is not an undergraduate student and (2) answers or oversees an online chat reference service. Participants must be age 18 or older.

The survey should take only 5 to 7 minutes of your time.

To take the survey, visit here.

Participation is completely voluntary. You may choose to stop the survey at any time before submitting your responses. Any identifying information you submit is confidential and will not be shared. This survey is part of an ongoing research study (UNC Charlotte IRB-22-0981). If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the study coordinators with the information below.

Thank you,

Bridgette Sanders, Social Sciences Librarian, btsander@uncc.edu
Kim Looby, Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, klooby@uncc.edu
Jon Moore, User Experience Librarian, jmoor276@uncc.edu

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(via Zoe Mackey–Queens College, City University of New York)

My name is Zoe, and I am a current graduate student at CUNY Queens College conducting research for my thesis project on copyright, access, and digital practices surrounding scholarly materials in academic libraries. I have created two surveys, one for academic librarians and one for undergraduate students, that will help me explore the effects of copyright and academic publishing on access to digital scholarly materials, as well as the use of Open Access databases and other digital access practices. If you are an academic librarian and have experience with digital scholarly materials and Open Access databases and practices, please consider responding to this short survey.

All responses to this survey are anonymous, and no e-mail address will be collected. All data and responses collected in this survey are to be used in the CUNY Queens College research course only. Your participation is voluntary, and no responses are required. If you have any more questions, please e-mail me at zoe.mackey66@qmail.cuny.edu.

Please click here to participate in the survey.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

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