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OLIS Continuing Education Survey Overview

Following is an overview of results from the survey. Please view the Final Summary [pdf, 19 pages] for complete results of the survey. You may also view the survey questions. [pdf, 21 pages]

  • Total Responses: 126
    1. 60.5% Public Librarians
    2. 17.6% Academic Librarians
    3. 8.4% School Librarians
  • Library Role
    1. 59.3% Professional Librarian (MLS)
    2. 22.9% Library Administrator
    3. 10.2% Paraprofessional
  • Most requested content areas
    1. 62.6% Current Trends in Library Services
    2. 50.4% Web Development and Web Tools
    3. 49.6% Reference Services
  • Most requested topics
    1. 55.56% Marketing the Library
    2. 50.4% Customer Centric Service Trends
    3. 45.24% Developing Collections in the Digital Age
  • Attendance (times per year)
    1. 55.56% 1-2 times
    2. 25.8% 3-5 times
    3. 15.3% Never attended
  • Primary reason for attending
    1. 87.6% Interested in topic
    2. 81.9% Keeping up with current trends
    3. 51.4% Need additional training for my job
  • Barriers that prevent attendance
    1. 42.1% Topics are not in line with my interests/needs
    2. 26.3% Staffing needs at my library preclude attendance
    3. 21.1% Times and locations are not convenient
  • Preferred instructional method
    1. Hands-on training (84.3%)
    2. In person instructor-led training (82.6%)
    3. Sharing sessions (round tables, brown bag discussions) (43.0%)
  • Other sources for CE
    1. RILA (53.6%)
    2. OSL (35.1%)
    3. ALA/PLA (24.7%)
  • Learning about OLIS CE
    1. Email (67.5%)
    2. OLIS web site (55.8%)
    3. OLIS News and Updates (47.5%)