William and Mary Libraries invite you to participate in a survey that seeks to examine the engagement of academic librarians in their statewide or regional library organization. The survey seeks your perspective on a range of topics, including your current level and method of engagement in professional service at the state level and how you perceive your state academic library association. Your responses will help to shape the future directions and decision-making of state-level library associations. Thank you for your time.
This study seeks to examine the engagement of librarians in their statewide or regional academic library organization. The survey seeks your perspective on a range of topics, including your current level and method of engagement in professional service at the state level and how you perceive your state academic library association. Your responses will help to shape the future directions and decision-making of state-level library associations.
This is an online survey. After reading this informed consent text, please proceed directly to the online questionnaire. If you click the “Continue to Survey” link you will be taken to an external page to complete the survey and will be understood to represent your consent to participate in the survey.
The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and your responses will be stored in a database and may be included in a forthcoming publication, but will not be linked to any unique identifier.
Completion of the survey carries no known or foreseeable risks.
You will not directly benefit from completion of this survey, although the study findings may contribute to improvements in services or resources provided by professional library organizations and in the body of library research literature.
You have the alternative not to participate in this study.
There are no costs associated with completion of this survey. You will not be paid for completing the survey.
Your participation in this study will generate no personally identifiable record, data, or document. It is possible that online hackers, spyware filters or other Web impediments to secure online communication might be able to eavesdrop on your submission. It is difficult to assess the risks or consequences of this, but they are based in part on the security of your network connections and, in any case, are believed to be small.
Your participation in this survey is voluntary; you have the right to withdraw at any point.
You may print a copy of this consent page. The principle investigators, Lisa Nickel (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dorinne Banks (email@example.com), Lucinda Rush (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Paige Flanagan (email@example.com) will answer any questions you may have about the study.
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant you should contact William & Mary’s PHSC chair Dr. Jennifer Stevens, 757-221-3862, firstname.lastname@example.org