Please see the request below from David Shumaker at the Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science.  Please respond.

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From: Shumaker, David E. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 7:58 AM
To: Shumaker, David E.
Subject: Announcing a new survey of Federal librarians

Dear colleagues--

The Alternative and Traditional Careers for Librarians and Information Professionals Survey is now available! You are invited to participate, and to encourage others to participate.

The survey is located at .

Please forward this invitation to individuals and groups who might be interested.

We are seeking input from anyone working for a Federal government agency in any role, either as a contractor or a Federal employee, who has a background in library and information science. It is designed both for those in traditional library organizations and job classifications, and those in nontraditional career paths.

The survey has 20 questions and should take about 10 minutes to complete. By participating, and encouraging others to participate, you'll be helping to show the variety of ways that librarians are contributing to our Federal Government, in both alternative career paths and traditional library services. You'll be helping to increase understanding of the options open to librarians, and the ways in which a degree in Library & Information Science may be relevant in a variety of professional positions.

All responses to the survey will be kept confidential. No individually identifiable information will be reported.

If you have questions about this research, please contact David Shumaker, Clinical Associate Professor, Catholic University of America, at [log in to unmask] or 202-319-5551.

Thanks for your assistance!


David Shumaker
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Science Catholic University of America Washington, DC 20064

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