February 17, 2018

Make Sure Your School Gets Counted

DEANS, DIRECTORS, AND CHAIRS If you are a faculty member or a director and your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the 2011 survey.

• The school must provide the name and email address of the person who will serve as its contact and determine whether the school prefers to use the web or print version of the student survey. Do this online beginning in early 2012. Announcements will be forwarded to each school with the web address and other updated information.

• Submit the Institutional Survey. The school’s contact tells LJ the number and gender of graduates, the placement activity, and what areas were easier or harder to place for graduates during the year currently surveyed. This can be done after December graduation or late winter graduations.

• Get the surveys to the 2011 graduates. Direct graduates to the web survey or distribute and collect paper surveys and then mail in copies. Numerous outreach efforts will be made through new librarian electronic lists to encourage graduates to contact their schools to participate.

GRADUATES If you are a 2011 graduate, make sure that your institution has your current email and mailing addresses. Ask to be included in the LJ Placements & Salaries Survey of 2011 graduates. If your institution has chosen not to participate, you can still do so by contacting the author.

Please contact Stephanie Maatta (es7746@wayne.edu) with any queries.

Stephanie L. Maatta About Stephanie L. Maatta

Stephanie Maatta, Ph.D. (es7746@wayne.edu), is an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University School of Library Information Science, Detroit