All school libraries are encouraged to participate in the annual School Library Journal Library Media Center Resource and Spending Survey. Not only will your participation help provide a fuller data set, but you will also have an opportunity to win an iPad!
Here are the survey instructions (click here to access the survey):
This survey is designed to provide information about resources and expenditures in your school library media center (LMC). For some questions we have asked you to provide figures. If you do not have exact figures, approximations may be substituted. All questions are to be answered only in terms of one school (the largest school you work in, if you work in more than one). All information should be from last year, the 2009-2010 school year. Private schools should note N/A wherever relevant. All individual responses are confidential. A complete report will be published in an upcoming issue of School Library Journal.
Please respond by December 23, 2010 and encourage your colleagues to participate.
GLMA Communications Coordinator
from Melissa Johnston via the aaslforum list-serv:
Posting on behalf of Dr. Nancy Everhart and Dr. Marcia Mardis. Please excuse cross postings.
We are gathering information from school librarians on how they are integrating technology in their schools. We hope this research will help to further define the role of the school librarian in technology integration efforts. Now is your chance to express your opinion!
The survey will only take about 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and there are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can stop answering questions on the survey at any point without being penalized.
If you agree to participate in the study, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon.com gift card. If you decide NOT to participate in this study, you will NOT be penalized. Research staff will only use your name and address (if provided by you) to send you additional information or for the drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card, if you indicate you are willing.
If you would like to participate in this research project, the survey can be accessed at http://palm.pnmi.com/. Please complete the survey by December 1, 2010. We are sending this to a number of lists. Please excuse the cross posting. Thank you for your help.
Nancy Everhart, Director, PALM Center
Marcia Mardis, Associate Director, PALM Center
Buffy Hamilton, Ed.S.
Creekview High School
GLMA Communications Chair
from Gordon Baker:
Dear Educators and Administrators,
We hope this email finds you off to a great start for the 2010-2011 school year. We are preparing to write an article on digital citizenship for Tech Trends Magazine. We are asking you to help us collect some vital information about digital citizenship in your school and/or district by completing a short survey of nine questions. We value your time and privacy and have made this survey short and confidential. We will use the data collected to gain knowledge about if and how digital citizenship is being taught in our schools nationwide as well as internationally. We thank you for your time and hope you have a great year.
Please click here to access the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C5JG36Z
Dr. Randy Hollandsworth, Professor at Piedmont College & State University, Demorest, GA; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lena Dowdy, Media Specialist, Jack P. Nix Primary School; email@example.com
Dr. Judy Donovan, EdD. Asst. Prof. Instructional Technology and Library Media, Georgia College & State University;firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gordon N. Baker
Dean of Libraries
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, Georgia 30260
678/466-4325; 678/466-4349 (F)
from ALA News
Emerging Leaders Team J Releases Survey: How Web 2.0 Should ALA Go?
Contact: Louise M Gruenberg
ALA is planning a web redevelopment in the next year. To ensure that the changes to the website satisfy members’ needs, ALAstakeholders should tell us: Just how Web 2.0 should ALA go? When you visit the ALA website, does it meet your expectations? Would you prefer to be able to customize, personalize, share, comment, and rank? Team J of Emerging Leaders needs to know what you want out of your ALA.org experience. We have made it our mission to survey our members to determine how and to what extent members would like to interact on ALA.org.
The survey can be found here. Please take 15-30 minutes to fill out the questions in the eleven rating scales. There are also six optional demographic questions. Your responses to all questions will be confidential and anonymous. Submission of the survey implies consent for Team J to use your answers in our analysis and recommendations. The deadline for completing the survey is Sunday, May 23rd at 11:45 PM.
Results from the survey will be presented in a poster session at 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. They will also be used by the Website Advisory Committee and the Web Editorial Board as they make their strategic plans for the site.
Should you have any questions or problems, please contact any member of Team J, either through our staff liaison, Louise Gruenberg, ALA’s Sr. Usability Officer or by sending us a message in ALA Connect or at email@example.com. Thank you for your assistance with our project!
- Jeannie Chen
- Justin Hoenke
- Susan Jennings
- Anne Krakow
- Rafia Mirza
I am a member of an ALA Emerging Leaders Project Team who is designing and planning a series of webinars for ALA’s Learning Round Table (formerly CLENE). Our first step in this process is gathering information from librarians across the country about possible topics of interest for webinars. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete the survey below:
Thank you! If you’d like to find about more about ALA’s Learning Round Table, please visit their website at:http://alalearning.org/
Natalie T. Clewell
Librarian, Douglas Campus
West Georgia Technical College
4600 Timber Ridge Drive
Douglasville, GA 30135