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Call for Participation - Survey: Patrons and conspiracy theories

  • 1.  Call for Participation - Survey: Patrons and conspiracy theories

    Posted Oct 25, 2021 10:28 AM
    *Please excuse cross-postings*

    Dear librarians,

    Hi all,

    You are invited to participate in a research survey about interactions with patrons concerning conspiracy theories and related phenomena. Should you choose to participate, we expect the survey to take 15-20 minutes to complete. Please see below for details of a research study that a colleague and I are conducting. This is a follow-up to our article "A call to action for librarians: Countering conspiracy theories in the age of QAnon," and we hope to hear from you!

    The survey may be accessed at 

    Unless you choose to self-identify, your response will be completely anonymous. You may request a summary of the survey results after participating. Your involvement in the survey is voluntary, and you may exit at any time.  The findings from this project will provide information on the needs of librarians and other library staff when interacting with patrons who exhibit conspiracy ideation. This research has been approved by Oakland University's Office of IRB (IRB-FY2021-410).  If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the research, please feel free to contact CoPI's Katie Greer ( and Stephanie Beene (

    Thank you in advance, and we look forward to hearing from you!

    Stephanie Beene
    Fine Arts Librarian for Art, Architecture and Planning
    University of New Mexico