Research, WPL Book

Take our survey! on library-social work collaboration

Help us help you! Please complete this survey for our forthcoming book by Saturday, April 15, 2017:

Completing this survey will:

  • Tell us what librarians and social workers already know (or don’t know) about library-social work collaboration, so we can shape the content of the book to your needs.
  • Give you a frame for self-assessment: your answers can point you to where you can learn more.
  • Provide the opportunity for you to connect with us and share your library’s story in a case study (optional).

The book on Whole Person Librarianship will be published by Libraries Unlimited, likely in 2019.

Please email us if you have any questions. Thanks for your help!

Sara Zettervall
Mary Nienow

The fine print/official letter of invitation:

We are working on a study to better understand how librarians and social workers are working together in collaboration and partnership across the country. We are also looking to understand what information, knowledge and skills librarians and social workers need to establish effective partnerships. As a (librarian/social worker), you can provide us with much valuable information concerning this topic. We ask your help in completing the on-line Qualtrics survey.

The survey should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. If you agree to participate, you may choose not to answer any given questions, and you may withdraw your consent and discontinue your participation at any time while taking the survey. If you determine you do not want your data used after submitting the survey we will be unable to honor your request because all returned surveys will be anonymous and there will be no way for us to disaggregate your data.

In this survey, there are no known risks beyond the inconvenience of time. We hope that you will choose to complete this survey. The results of this survey may be presented at international, national and state conferences as well as publications. Please feel free to share this link with other interested individuals or colleagues. If you have any questions about this project or the results please contact Mary Nienow or Sara Zettervall.

The distribution of this survey has been approved by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects.  If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment as a participant in this study, please contact Dr. Michael Axelrod, Chair, Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects, Schofield 17, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004, (715) 836-2373.  Thank you for your time and cooperation.

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