Special Libraries Directory 2020 third edition ALIA's Special Libraries Working Group has put together a directory of special libraries to support collaboration. The first edition was published on the ALIA website at the end of January 2020 and we plan to update it twice a year, in April and September. The directory is not a comprehensive listing, but it identifies like-minded individuals working in similar situations. The aim is to enable people to share non-competitive information, insight, expertise, ideas and resources; to improve the sense of connectedness in a sector with many one-person libraries, and to strengthen special libraries' advocacy network. If you would like to add an entry for the third edition, to be released in September 2020, we will need your response by 28 August. There are 22 questions - please reply to as many as you can, noting that the information provided will be made publicly available on the ALIA website. If you would like to update your entry, you only need to respond to Q1, Q2 and the question(s) relating to the information you would like to change. For queries about the survey or the directory, email email@example.com. OK Question Title * 1. What is the name of your organisation? OK Question Title * 2. What is the name of your library and/or information service (if different from 1)? OK Question Title * 3. Which best describes your service? Main library with one or more branch libraries in other locations Branch library with main library in another location Sole library serving the organisation/ department/ agency Information service without a physical library Information service operating remotely from the physical library Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 4. Where is your service physically located? (Please tick more than one box if your library service operates in a number of locations) ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA OK Question Title * 5. Please provide contact details. Manager or Main Contact Address 1 Address 2 City/Town State/Territory Postal Code Email Address Phone Number OK Question Title * 6. What is your service's web address (URL)? OK Question Title * 7. What are your social media links? Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Other OK Question Title * 8. Are there other contact details eg Skype address, which you would be happy to include in the directory? OK Question Title * 9. Please provide a brief description of your library service eg age, collection focus, user groups (approx 50 words). OK Question Title * 10. How many staff are currently employed? 1 2 3 4 5 Librarians Librarians 1 Librarians 2 Librarians 3 Librarians 4 Librarians 5 Library Technicians Library Technicians 1 Library Technicians 2 Library Technicians 3 Library Technicians 4 Library Technicians 5 Library Assistants Library Assistants 1 Library Assistants 2 Library Assistants 3 Library Assistants 4 Library Assistants 5 Allied Field Professionals eg Archivists Allied Field Professionals eg Archivists 1 Allied Field Professionals eg Archivists 2 Allied Field Professionals eg Archivists 3 Allied Field Professionals eg Archivists 4 Allied Field Professionals eg Archivists 5 Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 11. When is your physical library open with staff available to assist users face-to-face? Standard office hours (9am - 5pm) Extended hours Monday - Friday (beyond 9am - 5pm) Limited hours Monday - Friday (less than 9am - 5pm) Limited days Monday - Friday (not five days) Weekends Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 12. Do your users have 24/7 access to electronic resources? Yes No OK Question Title * 13. What are your subject specialisations? Subject specialisation 1 Subject specialisation 2 Subject specialisation 3 Subject specialisation 4 Subject specialisation 5 OK Question Title * 14. Which formats do you offer? Books eBooks Journals eJournals Electronic databases Streaming services (film, sound) Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 15. Which Library Management System do you use? OK Question Title * 16. Which classification system(s) do you use? Dewey Decimal Classification Library of Congress Subject Headings RDA: Resource Description and Access Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 17. What curated services do you offer users? Newsletters Alerts LibGuides Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 18. Do you offer a reference service? Yes No OK Question Title * 19. Do you offer a research service? Yes No OK Question Title * 20. Do you participate in interlibrary lending? Yes No OK Question Title * 21. What skill sets do you and your colleagues have which could be shared with others? Coaching, mentoring for information professionals Training for users Presentation eg design, data visualisation, infographics, Powerpoint, Tableau Collaborative platforms eg Sharepoint, Slack, Trello, Basecamp Website programs eg Drupal Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 22. Is there anything else you would like to add? OK FINISHED - THANK YOU!