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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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Call for Participation: HEDS Research Practices Survey

(via Lisa Kidd, HEDS Consortium)

The spring version of our HEDS Research Practices Survey is currently open for registration. The survey asks college students about their research assignments, their experiences finding and using sources, and how much they enjoy research. The survey also includes a skills component that tests their abilities in finding, evaluating, and citing sources.

You can use the spring Research Practices Survey to see where your first-year students are after their first year of college or to assess if your seniors have mastered these skills upon graduation. The survey is administered at the end of your spring term.

You can find full details of the survey and view the instrument here.

The base cost for this survey is $2,000 for institutions not in HEDS or $500 for HEDS member institutions. You can determine if your institution is a HEDS member by visiting our current members’ page to see a full list of all our member institutions. If your institution is not a member, please know all institutions are welcome to join HEDS, but membership is not required to administer one of our surveys.

Your base cost includes the following.

  • up to 10 supplemental questions
  • a ready-to-share summary report comparing your students results with students from all other participating institutions
  • a real-time report so you may view the results as they come in, and
  • Excel and SPSS data files with your participants’ responses

Please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Kidd, at lisa.kidd@hedsconsortium.org or (765) 361-6170, if you have any questions.

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(via Brittney Thomas, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center)

We are inviting you to complete a survey about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey is voluntary.

Participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Only one person from each NNLM member organization is eligible to win a gift card.

Click here to access the survey. Please respond by Friday, February 26. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Asih Asikin-Garmager, at asih-asikin@uiowa.edu.

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(via Maggie Albro, Clemson University)

We invite you to participate in a survey designed to explore academic library work environments. To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older and employed by an academic library in the United States. The survey should take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the survey will have the option to enter in a drawing to receive one of three $50 Amazon gift cards.

Participation is voluntary and participants will remain anonymous. No identifying information will be collected that could connect an individual with their survey responses. Raw data will only be accessible to the project investigators. The survey results will be used in an aggregate manner when disseminated in publications or presentations.

Access the survey here. The survey will close at 11:00 AM CDT on Friday, February 12.

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Call for Participation: ACRL COVID-19 Library Protocols Survey

(via the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries COVID-19 Subcommittee)

The COVID-19 Library Protocols survey is now open. This survey is being conducted by the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries (VAL) Committee to gather information on how academic libraries have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impacts on services, resources, staff, and patrons. Information gathered through this survey will be analyzed to identify COVID responses by libraries and identify practices that may help libraries plan and respond to similar future situations.

This survey has been reviewed and approved by ACRL. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, depending on your responses. Additional instructions are below.

  • Please respond by physical library building unless COVID protocols were applied uniformly across all libraries within a larger system. Please provide both the name of the larger organization and the specific unit (e.g. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library and Eccles Health Sciences Library).
  • Reporting of all data will be in aggregate. Individual institutions or individuals will not be identified without explicit prior permission.
  • Recognizing that COVID responses may have changed or evolved since the start of the pandemic, please provide responses that document the entire timeline for the pandemic.
  • We realize that response options and terminology vary greatly from institution to institution, so please use your best judgment when reading and replying to the questions.
  • Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey request.

To access the COVID-19 Library Protocols survey, please go here.

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

The OCLC survey “Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” closes on Sunday, January 31, so there is still time to participate if you haven’t already. This survey focuses on the impact libraries can have on global sustainable development. Your input will be a key part of original research that OCLC staff will publish in mid-2021. To take the survey, please click here.

In addition to the survey, OCLC Global Council’s efforts on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include a Transformative Leaders webinar series. Over the course of 2020-2021, we are bringing together global voices to help create awareness and dialogue around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out what others are doing, and join in the conversation, by sharing or asking questions. These webinars are open for anyone to attend. Register here.

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(via Anne Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Strategic Planning Committee invites you to complete the following brief survey to inform our work on the next version of the Section’s strategic plan. Every three years the strategic plan is reviewed and revised by the Strategic Planning Committee and your feedback is invaluable to this process. We appreciate responses from members and nonmembers of DOLS. Distance and online librarianship is more relevant than ever and we value feedback from all of you!

The survey is open now and the deadline to complete has been extended to Tuesday, January 19. To access the survey, please go here. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Committee Co-Chairs, Victoria Raish (vrc112@psu.edu) or Michael Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu.

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(via Chad Kahl, Illinois State University)

All academic librarians in the United States and Canada are invited to participate in a survey about student success in academic libraries.

The research project is an examination and analysis of student success initiatives in academic libraries. The researchers seek to find out how institutions define student success, how resources (positions, spaces, and programming) are being allocated to and developed for student success, what campus-wide partnerships or collaborations are being created, and assessment of these efforts.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey that asks you about student success initiatives on your campus and at your library. The survey is expected to take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and anonymous. You can choose to complete the survey or not and may decide to stop the survey and leave the study at any time. Participation carries no known risks. There will be no costs for participating.

If you would like to participate in the survey, please use this link to access the survey.

The survey will close on Friday, January 8, 2021.

The following investigators are available for questions about this study:
Jennifer Sharkey, jsharke@ilstu.edu
Chris Worland, Worland, cjworla@ilstu.edu
Chad Kahl, cmkahl@ilstu.edu
Mallory Jallas, mrjalla@ilstu.edu

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(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

Colleagues,

All academic librarians in the United States and Canada are invited to participate in a survey about student success in academic libraries.

The research project is an examination and analysis of student success initiatives in academic libraries. The researchers seek to find out how institutions define student success, how resources (positions, spaces, and programming) are being allocated to and developed for student success, what campus-wide partnerships or collaborations are being created, and assessment of these efforts.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey that asks you about student success initiatives on your campus and at your library. The survey is expected to take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and anonymous. You can choose to complete the survey or not and may decide to stop the survey and leave the study at any time. Participation carries no known risks. There will be no costs for participating.

If you would like to participate in the survey, please use this link to access it. The survey will close on Friday, January 8, 2021.

The following investigators are available for questions about this study.

Thank you for your consideration,

Jennifer Sharkey.

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(via Anne Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Strategic Planning Committee invites you to complete the following brief survey to inform our work on the next version of the Section’s strategic plan. Every three years, the strategic plan is reviewed and revised by the Strategic Planning Committee, and your feedback is invaluable to this process. We appreciate responses from members and nonmembers of DOLS. Distance and online librarianship is more relevant than ever, and we value feedback from all of you.

The survey is open now and the deadline to complete is Friday, December 18. You may access the survey here.

Please feel free to reach out with questions. You may contact Victoria Raish (vrc112@psu.edu) or Michael Courtney (micourtin@iu.edu<mailto:micourtin@iu.edu>), who are the Co-Chairs of the DOLS Strategic Planning Committee.

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