Brief survey: the subject doctorate in academic libraries

I write to invite you to participate in a brief survey of academic librarians with PhDs in subjects outside of information and library science. The findings of this survey will inform my research at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and will improve the state of knowledge on a topic that has broad ramifications to academic librarianship and higher education in general.

The Office of Human Research Ethics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill determined this study (#18-2937) to be exempt from further review according to the regulatory category cited above under 45 CFR 46.101(b).

You may access the survey by clicking here:

The average time to complete the survey is approximately 10 minutes.

There are no known risks of participating in this study. There are no benefits to you. Your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any time for any reason. Your answers will be anonymous and all information obtained will be kept confidential.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University of North Carolina Institutional Review Board at 919-966-3113 or by email at

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Mackenzie S. Zalin, Ph.D.
MSLS Candidate
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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