Since 2000, the results of these triennial national surveys – downloaded more than sixty-thousand times and presented at ALA, ARL, CNI, and other events – have enhanced librarians’ insight into faculty attitudes and behaviors, and have tracked changes in these behaviors over time in an effort to aid strategic planning.

This year, for the first time, we are offering a service to libraries that wish to run local versions of the Faculty Survey in order to explore the specific attitudes and practices of faculty members on their own campuses in comparedison to national trends. To develop this model, we piloted the Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey at eleven institutions during this academic year. Based on the early success of these pilots, we are now expanding this service to additional libraries.

Ithaka S+R will be hosting a lunch during ACRL on Friday, April 12. Roger Schonfeld and Ross Housewright will share key findings from the 2012 national survey and talk about how you can implement the survey locally at your own institutions. D. Russell Bailey, library director at Providence College, one of our local Local Faculty survey Survey pilot participants, will share his experience implementing the survey on campus.