We invite you to share your knowledge on the trends and future directions of libraries, and tell us the issues your library faces going into 2020 and beyond.

About the survey

We know you are busy and understand that many of you are not operating in your normal environment. But, we thought now would be a good opportunity to reach out and get to know you better. Softlink has completed the annual library survey for education now for 9 years, gaining valuable insight into school libraries.  We would now like your help to gather knowledge to gain further understanding into libraries like yours.

The Softlink IC Library Survey is an opportunity to understanding changes, impacts, and trends in libraries. The survey looks at important statistical information, such as staffing and budgets, as well as library practices, services, resourcing, and trends around the world. We also ask open questions that provide an opportunity for you to share your ideas and provide insight into the day-to-day of your library, which we collate and present in shareable features.

All comments remain anonymous. To view the survey privacy statement please click here. The Survey will be open from 16th April to 16th July 2020 with the findings released in late September.

Why participate?

We want you to add your voice to the future of libraries. Your responses will be used to develop a report containing valuable benchmark information on library budgets, resources, changing roles, and technologies and other important issues. Once complete, we will share our results with you and the global library community.

We know your time is precious so we are grateful for your participation and encourage you to share this survey link with your colleagues. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes of your time to complete. We appreciate your time and thank you for your input!