My history adviser, Laura Prieto, alerted me to this survey being done on librarians, archivists and historians as activists in preparation for a conference paper to be delivered at a meeting at the University of Dundee, Scotland, in December. From the solicitation email:
If you are a historian or archivist, broadly defined, and you consider yourself an activist, we invite you to fill out a survey about your experiences. The definition of “activist” that we are using is “an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, esp. a political cause.” This survey is being collected for a study of historians and archivists as activists. The survey explores the ways in which people participate as activists and the consequences for their employers and themselves. We anticipate this survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Although the email only indicates archivists and historians, the actual questions about occupation include “librarian.”
The researchers doing the study are:
Bea Hardy, Interim Dean of University Libraries
College of William and Mary
Sonia Yaco, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist
Old Dominion University
If you feel you fit the bill and have twenty minutes to spare, help bolster their sample size!
UPDATE: Again, the survey can be found online here: https://forms.wm.edu/997. I neglected to put the link in earlier due to my lack of black tea and the earliness of the Saturday-morning hour :). Thanks to Hanna for alerting me!