National Trends Regarding the Assignment of Duties to Science Librarians
We are in the midst of planning for an upcoming reorganization and would like to get some feedback on national trends regarding the assignment of duties to science librarians. I know how busy this time of year gets, but I'm hoping you would be willing to take 3 minutes or less to answer the following questions (most of which are yes/no questions). Your feedback is extremely important and will have a direct and immediate
Responses on or before Wednesday, May 31 (2006) would be most useful. I'll be happy to summarize results for the list.
Many thanks for your help with these questions.
- Do you currently have collection planning (a.k.a. collection development, collection management) responsibilities for a particular subject(s)?
- Do your collection planning duties comprise more than half of the focus of your job?
- Do you also participate in some reference and instruction duties? If so, how many hours per week do you work reference?
- Do you teach both undergraduate and graduate students?
- If you were planning to hire a new science librarian, would one of the duties include collection planning?
- In hiring science librarians for your library, if a candidate did not have prior experience in collection planning, would that eliminate them from your consideration?
- What is your title?
- At what institution do you work?
Catherine Soehner and Wei Wei
Science & Engineering Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Eamil: wwei AT ucsc.edu