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Call for participation — Survey: Community College Librarians’ Research Practices

Call for participation — Survey: Community College Librarians’ Research Practices

August 25, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Are you a librarian in a community or junior college? (By “community or junior college,” we mean any two-year, post-secondary educational institution that offers an associate’s degree and/or certifications.)

If so, please consider participating in our research study. We are gathering information about community or junior college librarians’ experiences with research and publication, an area of inquiry that is not covered in the research literature.

You will be asked to participate in a brief survey, which should take no more that 15 minutes to complete.

Please see additional information, below, along with a link to the survey.

Robin Brown (Borough of Manhattan Community College) and
Linda Miles (Hostos Community College), Co-Principal Investigators

The City University of New York

Borough of Manhattan Community College


Intered-Based Informed Consent

Title of Research Study:  Community College Librarians’ Research Practices

Co-Principal Investigators: Robin Brown, Associate Professor, Library, Borough of Manhattan Community College; Linda Miles, Assistant Professor, Library, Hostos Community College

You are being asked to participate in this research study because you have been employed within the past 5 years as a librarian at one or more community or junior college(s). The purpose of this study is to gather information about community or junior college librarians’ experiences as research investigators, about their experience publishing or presenting about their research projects, about barriers they may have experienced, and about institutional supports for this activity that may have been available to them.

  • If you agree to participate, we will ask you to complete an online survey which will take approximately 15 minutes of your time.
  • Participation carries no known risks. There will be no costs for participating.
  • You will receive no direct benefit for participating. The benefits to society may include 1) new disciplinary understanding of an area of professional work that has not previously been studied; 2) identification of barriers to success that might be mitigated and of opportunities for increased institutional support.
  • All responses will be collected anonymously.

Your participation in this research is voluntary. You may end your participation at any time by closing your internet browser.

If you have any questions, you can contact

If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant or if you would like to talk to someone other than the researchers, you can contact CUNY Research Compliance Administrator at (646) 664-8918 or

Thank you.

Please print a copy of this document for your records.

Link to Start Survey

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