This is a copy of the survey we used.
Collection Development and Public Library Liaison Responsibilities
Liaison with Users Committee of CODES recognizes that there have been
many changes in collection development and in liaison responsibilities.
This survey is to determine what responsibilities liaisons currently
have, what percentage of their time is spent doing liaison work, and if
there is a need for additional professional development opportunities
related to this work.
The survey will be used to determine the
need for revision of the guidelines listed below, as well as
programming for the committee. The results will be made available to
assist others who are interested in knowing the state of liaison work
nationwide. The survey consists of 8 questions and responses will
remain anonymous. The survey does ask for some library demographic
information, but does not ask for specific identifying information
about your or your library.
According to the Guidelines for Liaison Work in Managing Collections and Services, Liaison Work:
1. is the process by which librarians involve the library's clientele in the assessment and satisfaction of collection needs.
includes identifying user needs, evaluating existing collections,
removing extraneous materials, and locating resources that will enhance
3. enables the library to communicate its
collection policies, services and needs to its clientele and to enhance
the library's public relations.
4. enables the library's clientele to communicate its library needs and preferences to the library staff and governing body.
If you have questions, concerns, or comments about this survey, please contact the chair of the Liaison with Users Committee:
Elisabeth Leonard, firstname.lastname@example.org.