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Survey on hiring in academic libraries during COVID

  • 1.  Survey on hiring in academic libraries during COVID

    Posted 12 days ago

    *Please excuse cross-postings* 

    Dear colleagues, 

    We are conducting an exploratory study to identify how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the hiring and onboarding of employees in professional academic library positions in the United States between March 2020-present. As part of the research, we have developed a survey to be completed by hiring managers.  

    Your participation in the study via survey completion is requested if you served in the role of hiring manager, including human resources staff, library administrative staff, search committee chair, or library supervisor, for hiring new employees in professional library positions.  

    If the criteria above do not apply to you, please forward this study invitation to the individual(s) who have served as hiring managers at your library since March 2020. 

    The survey has 29 multiple choice questions and 6 short answer questions. It will take participants approximately 10-20 minutes to fill out. The survey will close on February 7, 2022: 

    Participation is voluntary and no personally identifiable information will be collected.   

    This research study was approved by the UConn IRB, Protocol #X21-0229. In addition, for any questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the UConn IRB Office at or at (860) 486-8802. For more information about this study, please contact the Principal Investigator listed below: 

    Principal investigator: Roslyn Grandy, (860) 486-0477, 

    Co-investigators: Lauren M. Fletcher,; Faythe Thurman,; Rachel Whitney,; & Kimberly MacKenzie, 

    Thank you in advance for your consideration! 

    Roslyn Grandy
    Pharmacy Librarian 

    UConn School of Pharmacy
    69 N Eagleville Rd, U3092
    Storrs, CT 06269

    Lauren M. Fletcher
    Medical Education & Clinical Engagement Librarian
    Brown University Library