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New Libraries Group JMLA Article Prep Begins

We (see below) are asking for your input for a special 2012 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) that will focus on creating collections for new medical school libraries, and their particular challenges and successes.

The survey will elicit information about the overall topic, and this information will assist in the development of the introductory article. (Other, more specific, shorter articles will provide descriptions of library special issues and successes, as well as how they were evaluated. These authors and topics will be identified via question #5, in Part 2, p. 2.)

While we hope you will answer the majority of the questions, please let us know if some give you problems by using the comments boxes as necessary.

The article’s primary emphasis will be on the collections we provide.

Most of the questions are multiple choice, and therefore are quick to click through and answer. Fewer are very short answer questions in which we ask you to think!

There are 5 sections to the survey:

  1. How you started your collections, and user perceptions (5)
  2. How you obtain and provide access to collections (6)
  3. One question about specific resources
  4. Some collections-related “thought” questions to gather your opinions & perspectives (9)
  5. Demographic info about your organization and library (11)

*Tentative* Authors include:

  • Jacque Doyle, University of Arizona, Phoenix
  • Barbara Shearer, Florida State University
  • Debra Rand, Hofstra University
  • Joanne Muellenbach, The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Michael Kronenfeld, A. T. Still University
  • Nadine Dexter, University of Central Florida
  • David Boilard, Florida International University

URL for the Survey

PDF OF THE JMLAArticlePrep20110405

Please respond by Friday, July 22. 2011!!


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