[Web4lib] Liaison with Users Committee: survey request

Elisabeth Leonard eleonard at library.ucsd.edu
Tue Nov 28 12:59:00 EST 2006

With apologies for duplication:

The Liaison with Users Committee of CODES, a section of ALA, recognizes that there have been many changes in collection development and in liaison responsibilities. This survey is to determine what responsibilities liaisons currently have, what percentage of their time is spent doing liaison work, and if there is a need for additional professional development opportunities related to this work.

The survey will be used to determine the need for revision of the guidelines listed below, as well as programming for the committee. The results will be made available to assist others who are interested in knowing the state of liaison work nationwide. The survey consists of 13 questions and responses will remain anonymous. The survey does ask for some library demographic information, but does not ask for specific identifying information about your or your library.

If you are a public librarian: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=210442688000
If you are an academic,school, or special librarian: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=712932471684

According to the Guidelines for Liaison Work in Managing Collections and Services, Liaison Work:
1. is the process by which librarians involve the library's clientele in the assessment and satisfaction of collection needs.
2. includes identifying user needs, evaluating existing collections, removing extraneous materials, and locating resources that will enhance the collections.
3. enables the library to communicate its collection policies, services and needs to its clientele and to enhance the library's public relations.
4. enables the library's clientele to communicate its library needs and preferences to the library staff and governing body.
From: http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaprotools/referenceguide/guidelinesliaison.htm

If you have questions, concerns, or comments about this survey, please contact the chair of the Liaison with Users Committee:
Elisabeth Leonard, elisabeth at elisabethleonard.com.

With thanks,


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