MLA Former Member Survey MLA Member Survey Current (i.e. already renewed or soon-to-be-renewed MLA members) and new member surveys are separate! This survey is for former members only. If you are a new or current MLA member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your survey link or refer to the WIRED email. OK Question Title * 1. Where do you PREFER to go for updates on Montana library 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. How long ago did you stop being an MLA member? Less than a year 1 to 5 years ago 6 to 10 years ago 11 to 15 years ago 15+ years ago OK Question Title * 4. What, in your opinion, were the best/most useful aspects of being part of MLA, when you were a member? (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 work on in order to become more useful to you, and worth signing back up as a 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. Did you give up your membership because of some obstacle, financial or otherwise? If so, please describe. OK Question Title * 8. What, in your words, is your primary reason for not renewing your MLA membership? 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 the MLA Directors-at-Large, please enter your preferred contact information (name and email or phone number) below. Name Email Address Phone Number OK DONE!