[Videolib] Video librarian survey (need input)

Brewer, Michael (brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu)
Thu, 20 Jul 2006 10:41:17 -0700

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As part of a VRT group (with Claire Stewart [Northwestern], Mary
Laskowski [UIUC], and Meghann Matwichuk [Delaware]) I am putting
together a fairly substantive online survey of Video (for lack of a
better word) librarians, their backgrounds, training, responsibilities,
institutions, collections, etc. I would like to get some input from the
field at large as to what kinds of information you think it would be
helpful to have about your colleagues, their jobs, collections,
policies, and institutions. Because all of us on the group are academic
librarians, it would be especially helpful to hear from those of you in
public libraries, school libraries, archives, etc.

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The survey will be completely anonymous. I hope to make this survey
primarily multiple choice (with limited text fields) so that the results
can be manipulated in an Access database in order to really learn more
about us as a field (commonalities and differences), and about our
collections and approaches to collecting and making those collections
accessible. Good information of this kind could allow us to more easily
collaborate with like minded institutions or librarians, give us data
with which to influence library administration in our own institutions,
and better serve our customers. =20

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I do not yet have a timeline on when the survey will take place (most
likely in Spring 2007), but I will keep the list well informed. The
results will be shared with VRT and the Videolib list. I also expect
one or more articles to be generated by the survey results.=20

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Please think about the kinds of information you would like to have in
the following (or other) categories and get back to me with any
suggestions you might have (either to me directly at
brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu or to the list):

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Demographics (years in profession, age, educational background, etc.)

Institution (type, size, organization, location, level, etc)

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Job responsibilities (cataloging, selecting, teaching, securing PPR,
managing others, working in other subject areas, etc.)

Customers=20

Collection (type(s), size, access policies, preservation, management,
budget, FTE, collection development policies, etc.)

Circulation/use (policies, numbers, streaming, booking, PPR, on-site
viewing options, etc.)

Security (housing, types of security systems/policies, preservation, use
of 108, etc.)

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Thanks,

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Michael Brewer

Slavic Studies, German Studies & Media Arts Librarian

University of Arizona Library A210

1510 E. University

P.O. Box 210055

Tucson, AZ 85721

Voice: 520.307.2771

Fax: 520.621.9733

brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu

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All,

 

As part of a VRT group (with Claire Stewart = [Northwestern], Mary Laskowski [UIUC], and Meghann Matwichuk [Delaware]) I am putting = together a fairly substantive online survey of Video (for lack of a better word) librarians, their backgrounds, training, responsibilities, institutions, collections, etc.  I would like to get some input from the field at = large as to what kinds of information you think it would be helpful to have = about your colleagues, their jobs, collections, policies, and = institutions.  Because all of us on the group are academic librarians, it would be = especially helpful to hear from those of you in public libraries, school libraries, archives, etc.

 

The survey will be completely anonymous.  I hope = to make this survey primarily multiple choice (with limited text fields) so = that the results can be manipulated in an Access database in order to really = learn more about us as a field (commonalities and differences), and about our collections and approaches to collecting and making those collections accessible.  Good information of this kind could allow us to more = easily collaborate with like minded institutions or librarians, give us data = with which to influence library administration in our own institutions, and = better serve our customers. 

 

I do not yet have a timeline on when the survey will = take place (most likely in Spring 2007), but I will keep the list well informed.  The results will be shared with VRT and the Videolib = list.  I also expect one or more articles to be generated by the survey = results.

 

Please think about the kinds of information you would = like to have in the following (or other) categories and get back to me with = any suggestions you might have (either to me directly at brewerm@u.library.arizona.e= du or to the list):

 

Demographics  (years in profession, age, = educational background, etc.)

Institution (type, size, organization, location, = level, etc)

Job position

Job responsibilities (cataloging, selecting, = teaching, securing PPR, managing others, working in other subject areas, = etc.)

Customers

Collection (type(s), size, access policies, = preservation, management, budget, FTE, collection development policies, = etc.)

Circulation/use (policies, numbers, streaming, = booking, PPR, on-site viewing options, etc.)

Security (housing, types of security = systems/policies, preservation, use of 108, etc.)

 

Thanks,

 

mb

 

Michael Brewer

Slavic Studies, German Studies & = Media Arts Librarian

University of Arizona Library = A210

1510 E. University

P.O. Box 210055

Tucson, AZ 85721

Voice: = 520.307.2771

Fax: 520.621.9733

brewerm@u.library.arizona.e= du

 

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