Friday, October 3, 2008

Survey for African American Male Librarians - ends October 22, 2008

Dear Colleagues:

As noted at ALA-Anaheim’s program on Black (African American) male librarians*, the significant dearth of representation in this group is critical.

In order to more accurately inform future LIS advertising, recruitment, marketing and education efforts, I invite you, the African American male librarian with an ALA- accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science/Studies/Service to participate in an online survey that seeks

1. To find out the internal and external factors that influence African American male librarians choose librarianship as a career; 2. To understand their career path plans and the factors that influence their career planning efforts; and 3. To find out to what degree African American male librarians are satisfied in their jobs.

Please visit to learn more about or take part in the study. Your participation and interest is very important and is sincerely appreciated!

* See

Please forward to colleagues who may be interested in this study...thank you!

Kaetrena D. Davis, MSLS
Learning Commons Librarian
Principal Researcher

source: ILI Listserv 10/1/08