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Subject: Invitation: Worldwide Survey on Training and Education of Library Workers
From: "Katherine M. Wilkie" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 20 Aug 2002 10:30:05 -0400

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[Widely cross-posted to library oriented discussion lists.  Please forward
or redistribute as appropriate.]

You are invited to participate in a worldwide, Web-based survey of library
workers and managers.

OCLC Online Computer Library Center ( and the OCLC
Members Council ( Task Force on Library Staff
Development have commissioned a worldwide survey on "Training and Education
of Library Workers."

Outsell, Inc. (, a research and advisory firm
that focuses exclusively on the information industry, is conducting this
survey for OCLC.

Libraries today face critical issues related to staffing and the development
of library workers.  (This survey defines "library" and "library worker"
broadly to include a wide range of organizations and staff positions.  When
you begin the survey you will see the specific definitions used.)  Current
and future library workers will significantly influence what libraries are
and will become.  Your confidential responses to this survey will help to
create a better understanding of training and education needs and
opportunities for strategic and cooperative action by OCLC and others within
the library and information communities.

As a thank you for completing the survey you may request a free copy of an
Executive Summary of the report's findings.  Simply fill out the request
form at the end of the survey and we will send you a copy upon publication.
We thank you in advance for your time and contribution.

The survey is interactive and will take approximately 20 to 25 minutes to
complete.  Please access the survey when you have this amount of time to
spend, but if you need to do so, you can save your answers and complete the
survey any time before the deadline of Friday, September 13.

Ready to begin?  Click on the link, below, to access the survey Web page.

Your user id is:  Library

Your password is:  Survey

Please save this invitation and share it with anyone you know who has an
interest in professional development and future directions in libraries.
Thank you for your interest and participation in this study.

Best regards,

Katherine Medaglia Wilkie
Director, Research Solutions
Outsell, Inc.
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