Hello EAD-ers

-Please forgive any cross-posting; imagine that some of the XSLT & XML gurus on this list may have helpful insight-

We would like to request your participation in a in a scholarly research study. The study is being conducted to determine how well prepared, librarians with significant technology roles, are for their positions in academic libraries, how they acquired the skills needed to do their jobs and how difficult they are to hire and retain

There are two surveys related to this project: one is for those with library administrative roles at level of department head or higher, and the second survey is for those librarians/professionals with very significant technology roles now or in the past. 

You are welcome to take both surveys if you fit both criteria. The surveys are anonymous; there is nothing that will identify you or your organization. The surveys consists of 9 questions each, some of which are multipart and should take under 10 minutes to complete. The surveys will be available until December 18th at 8pm CST.

In the event the data is later published, we will send a follow up email to this same listserv to advise the list of where they can access the results.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us. You are welcome to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

Here is a link to the administrative survey:

And here is a link to the librarian survey:


Thank you for your participation,

Julia Rholes, Dean of Libraries

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Debra Riley-Huff, Web Services Librarian and Assistant Professor

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This project has been approved by the University of Mississippi Institutional Review Board.

Jason Kovari
Special Collections Digital Initiatives Librarian
Archives and Special Collections
University of Mississippi
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