MLA New Member Survey MLA Member Survey Current (i.e. already renewed or soon-to-be-renewed MLA members) and former member surveys are separate! This survey is for new members only. If you are a current MLA member or are a former (and non-renewing) MLA member, please email email@example.com for your survey link or refer to the WIRED email. OK Question Title * 1. Where do you PREFER to go for updates on MLA events and happenings? (Rank from most frequent to least frequent source of information) 1 2 3 4 5 6 MLA Website 1 2 3 4 5 6 Email (direct) 1 2 3 4 5 6 MLA Facebook 1 2 3 4 5 6 MLA Twitter 1 2 3 4 5 6 WIRED Listserv 1 2 3 4 5 6 Other (please describe in comment box after Question #5) OK Question Title * 2. How long have you worked for your current library? Less than a year 1 to 5 years 6 to 10 years 10 to 15 years 16+ years I am retired OK Question Title * 3. Did you pay for your own membership, or was it paid for by your library? I purchased my own membership My library covered the cost Other (please describe) OK Question Title * 4. What, in your opinion, are the best/most useful aspects of joining MLA? (please rank) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Attending the annual MLA conference 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Attending other MLA events (Offline, SLD Retreat, Fall Retreat) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Networking with other MLA members 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Reading the FOCUS newsletter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Utilizing MLA website resources (job listings, event information, membership directory, etc) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Eligibility for MLA scholarships & grants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Other (please describe below) OK Question Title * 5. If you answered "Other" above, please describe here OK Question Title * 6. What areas, in your opinion, does MLA need to develop to become more useful to you, as a new member? (select all that apply) Affordability - I want/need the cost to drop in order to remain a member Best Practices - I want/need more training resources, online & offline workshops, etc Advocacy - I want/need MLA to help advocate for me/my library/intellectual freedom/other Career Development - I want/need MLA to facilitate mentorship & career development opportunities Coordination - I want/need MLA to help facilitate more collaborative ventures Division Work - I want/need MLA to provide me with more resources related to my division (public, school, other) Summer Reading - I want/need MLA to provide more guidance/resources regarding summer reading programming Other Programming - I want/need MLA to provide more guidance/resources regarding other programming Library Science - I want/need MLA to provide more guidance/resources on pursuing graduate certification I think MLA is perfect as it is & requires absolutely no improvements whatsoever! Other (please describe) OK Question Title * 7. Were there any other barriers to entry that you had to overcome in terms of purchasing your first ever MLA membership? If so, please describe. OK Question Title * 8. What motivates you currently, or would motivate you in the future, to participate actively in MLA's activities? OK Question Title * 9. From your perspective, what is MLA's purpose? OK Question Title * 10. This survey is anonymous. If you have more to share, however, or are open to participating in a follow-up focus group facilitated by your MLA Directors-at-Large, please enter your preferred contact information (name and email or phone number) below. Name Email Address Phone Number OK DONE!