This survey gathers information from Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) members regarding their familiarity with MCLS membership. The results will be used to create a baseline understanding of member perceptions of their MCLS services and benefits. The survey will require 5-10 minutes of your time.

This survey is hosted via an upgraded version of Survey Monkey that provides security for all Web-based survey responses via the use of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. Despite this additional protection, the security of survey responses cannot be absolutely guaranteed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please contact Annie Bélanger via email at:

If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact GVSU Research Protections Program (via email at or phone at 616-331-3197).

You will be asked to voluntarily provide specific information on the survey. You may skip any question or stop participating at any time. The information collected will be used for the stated purposes of this project only, and will not be provided to any other party for any other reason at any time except and only if required by law. Responses are anonymous and the survey will not collect identifying information. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide contact information for possible community conversation follow-up. Contact information provided for that purpose is collected and held separately from the survey responses, and will not nullify the anonymity of your survey responses.
Survey participants are eligible to be entered into a drawing to win complimentary registration for an upcoming MCLS training workshop or event after completing the survey. Four complimentary registrations will be awarded for Indiana participants and four complimentary registrations will be awarded for Michigan participants. You may enter your name, organization, and email address upon survey completion to be entered into the contest. Contest entry information is collected separately from survey responses, and providing that information will not nullify the anonymity of your survey responses. MCLS will announce contest winners from Indiana and Michigan in October 2019.

If you agree to participate in the survey, please click on “OK” below. If you do not wish to participate, simply close your browser.

The deadline to complete this survey is Friday, August 30, 2019.

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* 1. MCLS provides libraries many services and benefits. How aware are you of the following services and benefits MCLS offers:

  Not Aware Somewhat Aware Aware
Group purchasing (eResources, software and library supplies)
Sharing best practices through webinars, training and communities of practice
Networking and developing collegial relationships
Building a strong library community
Collaborating with other organizations to benefit Indiana and Michigan libraries
Providing consultation to advance libraries' goals
Encouraging individual growth through providing training and professional development
Partnering to advocate for libraries
Committing to providing prompt, courteous service, and accurate information
Engaging to create an organizational strategic plan, facilitate meetings, plan a staff in-service, or devise strategies to engage your community

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* 2. Is your library currently a member of MCLS?

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* 3. Where is your organization located?

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