Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Web Survey of Librarians/Information Professionals of Color

You are invited to participate in a national survey of librarians/information professionals of color, supported by a 2004 ALA (American Library Association) Diversity Research Grant. Please take a few minutes to complete our Web-based survey questionnaire, if you are a librarian/information professional of color who graduated with a master's degree from an ALA-accredited LIS program or is currently enrolled in such a program.

The purpose of our study is to identify and suggest strategies to improve the recruitment and retention of students of color into LIS schools. The survey asks your opinion on recruitment and retention efforts that LIS schools and professional associations have made. We would also like your suggestions on improving recruitment and retention programs.

To participate in this study, please visit http://orson.lis.wisc.edu/~survey/. The study has fulfilled the requirements for conducting human-subject research. Your response will be strictly anonymous. You will not be asked for your name or any other identification. To ensure that your voice be heard, please send your responses no later than December 31, 2004.