Survey for seed lending libraries!

From a library listserv, well worth passing on… if you are a seed lending library, please fill out Emily’s survey!

My name is Emily Roberson, and I am an undergraduate student at the University of South Dakota.  For my senior thesis, I am working on a project involving seed libraries! My project is entitled “Do Seed Libraries Help Provide Healthy Food for Low-Income Americans?,” and I need a little bit of your help to complete part of it.  I have set up a survey for people who run seed libraries in the United States.  It has 41 questions and should take no longer than 20 minutes.  Additionally, every seed library that completes the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Seed Savers gift card! Please follow the link to take the survey through Google Forms:   I appreciate the time you put in to help my project! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at Emily.Roberson (at)  Some questions, especially concerning confidentiality, might be answered on the first page of the survey where I have provided more detailed information.

Greening ALA conferences…

Please fill out this 3 question survey about greening ALA:

Go to form or fill out below:  (This survey idea came from the Librarians for Sustainability webinar series created by M. Charney, B FilarWilliams and  B Smith, hoping the new TFOE chairs and group would use to promote better sustainable practices at future ALA conferences.)

Also be sure to think about your personal green habits when conferencing. Here is a post I did about greening an ala conference in the past, a post about how green the AASHE conference was,  though its probably too late to book a flight – a post about green flying tips, and a greening conferences website recommended by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (thx!)

Library as Partner in Creating Curriculum for Sustainability survey

Passing along  – please consider taking time to do this important survey!!

Please accept this invitation to participate in the Library as Partner in Creating Curriculum for Sustainability survey.
This survey explores the level of engagement of academic libraries and information studies schools in the emerging focus of educating for sustainability on university and college campuses across North America. The expected benefits associated with your involvement include creating a better understanding of the role of libraries in educating for sustainability and may also reveal some opportunities for further research.  We are committed to analyzing the results and sharing key findings of this survey. We anticipate the survey will take 10-20 minutes to complete. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this survey. The confidentiality of your responses will be protected.

Please share this survey with colleagues in academic libraries and LIS schools. Those who complete the survey may be entered in a random drawing at the close of the survey for the following prizes: One of ten Better World Books gift certificates valued at $20 each and one of ten Starbucks gift certificates valued at $10 each. If you wish to participate in the drawing, please provide your email address at the end of the survey. The survey closes on May 2, 2012.
Please click here to take the survey:
With much appreciation,
Bonnie J. Smith –
University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
Maria A. Jankowska –
UCLA, Charles E. Young Research Library
Marianne A. Buehler –
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries