Privatization Survey Update: Help Us Represent the Opinions of Library Staff Across the US

So far, we’ve had a great response to our 60-Second Survey on privatization! However, our geographic representation is a bit skewed. Nearly three-fourths of our respondents come from just 9 states–those that are colored in the map above. In contrast, the remaining states–those in white–are each represented by less than 2% of the survey respondents. Do you live in a white state or another country? If so, we need your help! Please take a minute to complete the survey so that the results will more accurately represent the opinions of library staff across the United States as well as internationally (as of now, 2.5% of our respondents are international).

Edited to add: Thank you for your interest! The survey is now closed. Preliminary results will be posted to the blog in December.



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