Calling all academic and public library staff:
We are Kristyn Caragher and Tatiana Bryant, two researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and University of California Irvine (UCI). Through our research study "Racial Equity Task Force Survey"
we are interested in assessing public and academic libraries racial equity efforts, employees' perceptions of those efforts, as well as employees' experience with racial equity and inequity within their library.
The research study is also connected to the Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework Task Force, a joint effort of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of
Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), and the Public Library Association (PLA).
If you currently work in an academic or public library, or have in the past five years, in the United States or Canada and are 18 years and older, we invite you to take the survey on racial equity efforts in public
and academic libraries.
The survey is expected to take about 20 minutes to complete and participation in the survey is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate in the study, you are free to withdraw anytime while you
are taking the survey. You have the right to not answer a particular question in addition to withdrawing from the survey. Please note that If you complete the anonymous survey and then submit it to us, we will be unable to extract the anonymous data should
you wish it to be withdrawn. No personally identifiable information will be collected and all responses will be kept confidential. Confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by
the technology used. Your participation in this online survey involves risks similar to a person's everyday use of the Internet.
If you would like to participate in the study, please follow the link: uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1OpqVDcOwVuAHQ1
If you have any concerns or questions about the study, please reach out to Kristyn Caragher at cara...@uic.edu or
Tatiana Bryant at tati...@uci.edu
Thank you for your consideration!
Kristyn Caragher and Tatiana Bryant
Assistant Professor & Reference and Liaison Librarian (STEM)
Richard J. Daley Library
The University of Illinois at Chicago
801 S. Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607