Survey on Assessment and Success in Post-MLIS Residency Programs

The Association of College & Research Libraries Residency Interest Group Assessment Team is conducting a research project to determine which factors lead to successful post-MLIS residency programs, as well as how this success is assessed and measured.

We invite all current or former residents and residency program affiliates (program coordinators, mentors, supervisors, etc) to participate.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participation is completely voluntary, and you may exit the survey at any time.

The research project is affiliated with University of Pittsburgh. Participation is voluntary and participants will remain anonymous. No identifying information will be collected that could connect an individual with their survey responses. Raw data will only be accessible to the research team. Researchers will create a de-identified data set to be shared in an open data repository for future studies on residencies and residents. There is no compensation for participating.

If you have any questions about this survey or the study, please email Staci Ross ( or Lauren Stieglitz (

Access the resident survey here:

Access the residency program survey here: 

Please feel free to share this study within your network.

Thank you in advance for participating,

Staci Ross (, Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

Lauren Stieglitz (, Librarian, University of Alberta

Kristin Kerbavaz (, User Experience Librarian – Assessment, Western University

José Morales Benitez (, Librarian, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Campus

Willa Tavernier (, Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington

Jamia Williams (, Health Sciences Librarian, SUNY Brockport

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