You are invited to take part in a research survey entitled Academic Library Services for ESL and International students in Canada.

The researchers are Ryan Lewis, Jeannie Bail and Amanda Power, from the Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.


This email will give you an overview of what the survey is about and what your participation will involve.  It also describes your right to withdraw from the study.  Please take time to read this carefully.  Please contact Ryan Lewis [log in to unmask] if you have any questions about the study or would like more information not included here.  It is entirely up to you to decide whether to take part in this research


A Description of the Survey


We are information services librarians at Memorial University, and we are conducting a survey of library services for English as a Second Language (ESL) and international students at Canadian Universities.  This is a follow-up to a shorter survey that was sent out in 2013.  If you filled in the 2013 survey, please consider participating again.


The purpose of this survey is to collect data about the kinds of academic library services that are offered to ESL and international students across Canada. We would appreciate your assistance in helping us gain a fuller understanding of how ESL and international students are served across the country. 


Please take 5-10 minutes to answer the following survey questions about services for ESL and international students at your campus library.  Most of these questions are multiple choice, with a few short answer.  If you filled in the last survey, please consider participating again.  Even if your library does not offer special services for either these student groups, please consider participating in the relevant sections of the survey.




You can withdraw from this survey at any time.  If you wish to withdraw from this study after you have submitted your answers, your data can be removed at any time until June 1st, 2015, after which point it will be aggregated.


The data from this research project may be published or presented; however, any personal information will be kept confidential.


If you have questions at any time during your participation in this survey, or you would like more information, please contact: Ryan Lewis [log in to unmask]


The Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research (ICEHR) at Memorial University has confirmed that this project is exempt from Research Ethics Board review based on the application of article 2.1 of the TCPS2 (2014).  If you have ethical concerns about the study, you may contact the Chairperson of the ICEHR at [log in to unmask] or by telephone at 709-864-2861.


By completing and submitting this survey you agree that:

·         You have read the information about the research.

·         You understand what the survey is about and what you will be doing.

·         You have been able to ask questions about this survey.

·         You understand that you are free to withdraw from the survey, without having to give a reason. 

·         If you wish to withdraw from this study after submitting your answers, your data can be removed at any time until June 1st, 2015.


Completing and submitting this survey constitutes consent and implies your agreement to the above stipulations.


To go to the survey, please click on the link below:


Academic library services for ESL and international students survey 2015