Detail Summary of Pre-selected Topics Responses

continuing education survey 2005 

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A list of 24 topics was presented and respondents were asked to rate each topic on a five-point scale ranging between "not interested" and "very interested". The first table is a summary of all responses. The following tables are lists of the average for each topic, divided by conference attendance.

ALA Annual attendees | SLA attendees | ASEE atendees | ACRL attendees

Top 10 topics by listed conference attendance

All Responses (133 total)
Responses Average
Promoting science information literacy 4.16
Collaboration between faculty and librarians 4.11
Finding free high-quality on-line data 4.06
Open access journals in the sciences 4.01
Creating/generating awareness of library services 3.98
Advocacy/increasing awareness of value of library 3.98
Evaluating existing services/developing new services 3.88
Creating an effective web presence 3.86
Managing and utilizing usage statistics 3.75
Keeping current using blogs listservs RSS podcasts etc.  3.72
Managing information overload  3.69
Providing access to electronic collections 3.69
Impact of external forces on library services  3.63
Lack of archival rights for major resources 3.63
Building and utilizing institutional repositories 3.59
Library instruction assessment and surveys 3.57
Invisible web      3.54
Copyright in the electronic age 3.53
Enhancing access to full text through Google Scholar 3.49
Technology support/collaboration with computing support staff 3.41
Web 2.0 3.39
Federated searching 3.35
Informatics     3.29
Patents and standards 3.23

    

Respondents Who Will Attend ALA Annual (44 responses total)
Responses   Average
Promoting science information literacy 4.3
Collaboration between faculty and librarians 4.24
Open access journals in the sciences 4.17
Finding free high-quality on-line data 4.02
Library instruction assessment and surveys 3.93
Creating/generating awareness of library services 3.89
Advocacy/increasing awareness of value of library 3.89
Keeping current using blogs listservs RSS podcasts etc. 3.75
Evaluating existing services/developing new services 3.73
Managing and utilizing usage statistics 3.64
Creating an effective web presence 3.6
Federated searching 3.57
Impact of external forces on library services 3.53
Web 2.0 3.53
Managing information overload 3.51
Lack of archival rights for major resources 3.51
Providing access to electronic collections 3.43
Technology support/collaboration with computing support staff 3.42
Building and utilizing institutional repositories 3.39
Invisible web       3.39
Informatics    3.34
Copyright in the electronic age 3.28
Enhancing access to full text through Google Scholar 3.27
Patents and standards 3.16

    

Respondents Who Will Attend SLA (33 responses total)
Responses Average
Collaboration between faculty and librarians 4.13
Creating/generating awareness of library services 4.03
Evaluating existing services/developing new services 4.03
Promoting science information literacy 4.03
Finding free high-quality on-line data 4
Open access journals in the sciences 4
Managing and utilizing usage statistics 3.97
Creating an effective web presence 3.85
Keeping current using blogs listservs RSS podcasts etc.  3.84
Advocacy/increasing awareness of value of library 3.81
Invisible web       3.67
Managing information overload  3.61
Impact of external forces on library services  3.61
Building and utilizing institutional repositories 3.55
Providing access to electronic collections 3.48
Copyright in the electronic age 3.48
Lack of archival rights for major resources 3.48
Library instruction assessment and surveys 3.42
Enhancing access to full text through Google Scholar 3.39
Federated searching 3.38
Patents and standards 3.33
Informatics     3.33
Technology support/collaboration with computing support staff 3.26
Web 2.0 3.03

    

Respondents Who Will Attend ASEE (30 responses total)
Responses Average
Promoting science information literacy 4.13
Open access journals in the sciences 4.03
Lack of archival rights for major resources 4
Collaboration between faculty and librarians 4
Creating an effective web presence 3.97
Advocacy/increasing awareness of value of library 3.93
Creating/generating awareness of library services 3.9
Finding free high-quality on-line data 3.86
Managing and utilizing usage statistics 3.83
Evaluating existing services/developing new services 3.77
Copyright in the electronic age 3.73
Managing information overload  3.7
Building and utilizing institutional repositories 3.68
Providing access to electronic collections 3.63
Enhancing access to full text through Google Scholar 3.62
Impact of external forces on library services  3.62
Invisible web       3.6
Keeping current using blogs listservs RSS podcasts etc.  3.53
Library instruction assessment and surveys 3.5
Federated searching 3.5
Patents and standards 3.45
Web 2.0 3.43
Technology support/collaboration with computing support staff 3.41
Informatics     3.2

    

Respondents Who Will Attend ACRL (26 responses total)
Responses Average
Promoting science information literacy 4.12
Collaboration between faculty and librarians 4.08
Advocacy/increasing awareness of value of library 3.96
Evaluating existing services/developing new services 3.92
Creating/generating awareness of library services 3.88
 Finding free high-quality on-line data 3.8
 Open access journals in the sciences 3.72
Managing and utilizing usage statistics 3.68
Lack of archival rights for major resources 3.68
Library instruction assessment and surveys 3.58
Creating an effective web presence 3.56
Web 2.0 3.54
Managing information overload  3.5
Enhancing access to full text through Google Scholar 3.5
Copyright in the electronic age 3.48
Invisible web       3.46
Providing access to electronic collections 3.44
Impact of external forces on library services  3.42
Keeping current using blogs listservs RSS podcasts etc.  3.38
Technology support/collaboration with computing support staff 3.31
Building and utilizing institutional repositories 3.28
 Federated searching 3.2
Informatics   3.12
Patents and standards 3.08

   Rankings of Top Ten Pre-selected Topics, by Conference Attendance

Each number corresponds to rank of importance for each group.  Topics with identical averages have been given the same rank

Response Rankings
Topic All Respondents Attending ALA Annual Attending ACRL Attending SLA

Attending ASEE

Promoting science information literacy

1

1

1

2

1

Collaboration between faculty and librarians

2

2

2

1

3

Finding free high-quality on-line data

3

4

6

3

7

Open access journals in the sciences

4

3

7

3

2

Creating/generating awareness of library services

5

6

5

2

6

Advocacy/increasing awareness of value of library

5

6

3

7

5

Evaluating existing services/developing new services

6

8

4

2

9

Creating an effective web presence

7

10

10

5

4

Managing and utilizing usage statistics

8

9

8

4

8

Keeping current using blogs listservs RSS podcasts etc.

9

7

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6

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Managing information overload

10

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Providing access to electronic collections

10

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Library instruction assessment and surveys

--

5

9

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Enhancing access to full text through Google Scholar

--

--

--

--

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Building and utilizing institutional repositories

--

--

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10

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Invisible web

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--

8

--

Impact of external forces on library services

--

--

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9

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Lack of archival rights for major resources

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8

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3

Copyright in the electronic age

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10