Young Children, New Media & Libraries Survey Launched! Please Respond!

Please see the official call for participation on the ALSC website:

Young Children, New Media and Libraries Survey

In partnership with, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, and the University of Washington, Cen Campbell, Joanna Ison, and Elizabeth Mills have created a survey entitled “Young Children, New Media and Libraries,” and we would greatly appreciate your library’s participation.

We believe that libraries are at the cutting edge of incorporating many different kinds of new media devices [tablets, ereaders/tablets, digital recording devices, MP3 players, children’s tablets, etc.] into their branches and programming, and we are keenly interested in examining this new landscape across the United States. We want to hear from you in order to inform our research and to help us better understand the scope, challenges, and next steps for libraries regarding new media use.

We would like one librarian from your branch who is able to answer questions regarding your library’s use of new media to complete this survey.

Here is the link:

The survey includes 9 questions and we anticipate it will take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete.

Please be assured that the information you provide through this survey will be kept confidential and will be analyzed in aggregate; no information that could reasonably identify of you or of your library will be included in any publications or public dissemination of the collected data. Participation in this survey is voluntary. You may not answer any questions you do not wish to answer and may withdraw your participation at any time without loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. We believe that participation in this survey poses no greater risks that those experienced in everyday life.

Sincerely, and with much thanks,

Cen Campbell,
J. Elizabeth Mills, PhD Student, University of Washington Information School
Joanna Ison, ALA


Posted on July 28, 2014, in Literacy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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