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Lou

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From: Margaret Law <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: 15 November, 2012 11:27:41 PM AST
To: "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Re: Request for survey assistance
Reply-To: Margaret Law <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>

Dear Lou

As I have not had a response to the emaill below, I am taking a chance on your support and forwarding the survey information to you for distribution to the members of APLA.  As I am trying to get a comprehensive picture of librarians' employment across the country, the participation of librarians in the Atlantic Provinces is crucial.  I am hoping that you will be able to forward this to your members.  I am happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Regards, Margaret Law

You are invited to participate in an online survey on librarian and information specialists’ perceptions of their current work environment and their relationship to it. The survey is directed to Canadian librarians working in library or LIS settings.  The data is being collected for a study carried out in fulfillment of requirements for the Doctorate of Business Administration program at Athabasca University. The project is entitled Employee disengagement: The impact of role discrepancy, professional identity, and organizational justice.
Participation is voluntary, and you can terminate the survey at any time by closing your browser.  You may also choose to not answer all of the questions. Incomplete responses will be deleted prior to the final data analysis. There will be no penalty or consequences for not completing the survey.  The survey should take less than 20 minutes to complete.  No identifying information will be collected; responses will be anonymous and will be reported without any identifying characteristics.
The survey has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at Athabasca University.  Although I am employed as a librarian with the University of Alberta, this survey has no relationship to my work with the University of Alberta Libraries.
If you have questions about this study, please contact:
Margaret Law                                                    Kay Devine
DBA candidate                                                  Program Director, DBA Program
Athabasca University                                    Athabasca University
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The existence and results of the research findings will be listed in an abstract posted online at Athabasca University’s Digital Thesis and Project Room, and the final research paper will be publicly available through Dissertations and Theses Databases.
By continuing with this survey, you are indicating that you have read and understood the information contained in this email, and agree to participate in the study, on the understanding that you may refuse to answer certain questions, and that you may withdraw at any time during the survey by closing your browser.
To access the survey, please go to:  http://app.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/librarian/dba/
Please feel free to forward this survey to any of your colleagues who may not be on this list.  My apologies if you received more than one copy.




From: Margaret Law <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
To: "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2012 7:53 AM
Subject: Request for survey assistance

Dear Atlantic Provinces Library Association:

I am asking for your support in distributing a survey to your members. The survey is directed to Canadian librarians working in library or LIS settings.  The data are being collected for a study carried out in fulfillment of requirements for the Doctorate of Business Administration program at Athabasca University.

The short survey probes various factors associated with librarians’ engagement with their work.  Participation is voluntary, and respondents can terminate the survey at any time.  Responses will be anonymous and will be reported without any identifying
characteristics.

The survey has been approved by the Research Ethics Boards at Athabasca University and at the University of Alberta.  Although I am employed by the University of Alberta, this survey has no relation to my work with the University of Alberta Libraries.

If you are willing to distribute this survey to your members, either through your email distribution lists, or through your listserv, it will help to ensure that the respondent group includes the widest variety of librarian and information specialist experiences across
Canada.

I am hoping that this distribution will occur between November 19 and November 30, 2012.  If you are willing to distribute this, I will provide you with an email
message and directions to be distributed to your members.

Thank you,

Margaret Law
DBA Candidate
Athabasca University