Here is the draft of the questions for our Dia survey.
I noticed that the survey is being sent to Public Library Director's and Reforma members, but I was thinking this could also be sent to those who work in the military libraries. Would military library directors also be the same as a public library directors?
I ask this question, because when I worked at a fort library I noticed there was a HUGE multicultural population. I think this survey would be very beneficial to those who work at libraries in a military community.
I think the idea of sending the survey to the military libraries is wonderful, but I am not sure we have contact information for them. I am going to check with the ALSC folks and see if ALA might have a database with that information that we can use.
It appears that the Special Library Association (SLA) has a division on Military Libraries. If ALSC doesn't have any contacts perhaps we can approach the Military Libraries Divisions directly.
Here is a link to their information: http://units.sla.org/division/dmil/
Assistant Branch Manager/Youth Services Department Head
Green Valley Library
Refreshing my memory from our meeting, I see that we need to get the survey to ten questions. I think questions 6-11 are most essential *if* a goal of this survey is to use it to attract funds for our project.
I think substituting "attracting" for "enticing" in question 7 is an improvement.
I'd also substitute "effectiveness" for "quality" in question 8.
My suggestion is that we drop questions 5 and 12 as the least important (not unimportant, just least). I think we might work question 12 in under 11, somehow. If not, and we really want 12 to stay in, then we could instead drop question 1.
I had recently sent an e-mail concerning the survey questions, but I will repost here for everyone to see. If we are looking to narrow the questions down, perhaps we could combine a couple of the questions together? I think combining questions #6 and #8 as well as #7 and #9 together would help cut down on the repetiveness (I'm not sure that is the right word to use). It seems that these particular questions could be joined together to become a more effective question.