Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Survey time

For a couple of years I have wanted to gain a clearer picture of school libraries and librarians across the board with regards to budget, type of schools, the curriculum, how many students they work with, what their employment status is, qualifications, and how they feel with regards to being supported in their role and their own autonomy in the role and if this can change depending on the type of school and if a librarian in an IB school seems to be in a better position. There have been surveys in the past from School Library journal, however, these were quite USA centric, I wanted information that went beyond what they asked.

So, in the past few months, I have constructed two different surveys (same, same but a little bit different) for IB & NON IB school librarians to complete to find out a broad range of information about their situation. It is not perfect, however, I have done some testing and the answers were what I was looking for and the surveys do allow surveyee's to add their own answers where mine were not quite hitting the mark.

If you have about 10-15 minutes in your busy lives, I would really appreciate it if you could complete the survey. It is mostly made up of multiple choice or short answer questions and you should know the answers without having to think too hard about them.

This is not an official IB survey, I am doing this for interest and for publication, and possible for future conference presentation. I may even write a note to the respective IB offices to inform them of the results.

If you are in an IB school please go to this link to complete the survey. https://schlibcon.typeform.com/to/y7LmKf

If you are NOT IN AN IB school - go to this link https://schlibcon.typeform.com/to/IPz1w5

Please complete by 4 February 2018. Thank you so much for your time and information.

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