Consent to Participate

This study is being conducted by John Siegel (Coordinator of Information Literacy) at the University of South Carolina Upstate Library to investigate librarians’ perceptions and implementation of the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The results of the study are anticipated to be presented at professional conferences or included as part of a journal article.

Your participation is strictly voluntary. However, your assistance in completing this web-based survey would be appreciated. The survey will ask questions about your familiarity and use of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the survey. The survey is open to MLS/MLIS accredited librarians that provide course-incorporated library instruction at their institution and have heard or read about the ACRL Framework.  

Your submission of this survey indicates your consent to participate in this study. Please be assured that your responses will be anonymous. There are no questions that request self-disclosure of information that could be used to identify you. There is no payment or direct benefit for your participation. In addition, it is not anticipated that the survey will provide you, as the participant, any discomfort. You are free to discontinue participation at any time during the survey. There are no negative consequences if you decide to discontinue participation.

If you have questions about this study, please contact the researcher directly:

John Siegel
University of South Carolina Upstate Library
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 503-5639

This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of South Carolina’s Office of Research Compliance. The Office of Research Compliance has determined that this study meets the ethical obligations required by law and University policies. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research subject, please contact the University of South Carolina Office of Research Compliance at (803) 777-7095.

Selecting ‘Next’ indicates your consent to participate and begin the survey.