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Colleagues,


We are working on a research study that examines the experiences of
individuals who have held temporary contract positions in academic
libraries. The purpose of the research is to investigate the demographics
and career paths of those academic librarians engaged in contract work in
Canada and their experiences in these positions regarding training,
socialization, and supervision/mentorship. The study will also zero in on
how COVID-19 has affected the working lives of librarians holding temporary
contracts in academic libraries. This survey is open to anyone who has held
a contract position as an academic librarian.


If you have held a temporary contract position as an academic librarian in
Canada during your career, we invite you to participate in an anonymous
online survey. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to
complete. Please
follow this link to participate in the survey.
<https://smuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iZ6d3oX6s7AWhM> The
deadline for this survey has been extended until Monday, September 30. Please
feel free to share this with your networks.


If you have questions, please contact the researchers, Lindsay McNiff,
Learning & Instruction Librarian, Dalhousie University (
[log in to unmask]) or Nicole Carter, Librarian, Reference & Research,
Saint Mary’s University ([log in to unmask]).


 If you have any ethical concerns about this research or your participation
in this research, you may also contact Research Ethics, Dalhousie
University at (902) 494-1462, or email: [log in to unmask] In doing so, please
reference REB file #2021-5565.

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