British Columbia Library Association

Preview: Survey Questions for EDI Toolkit

Survey A: Experience of IBPOC Candidates in Libraries

Questions

  1. Do you identify as Indigenous, Black, or as a person of colour?*
    a. Yes
    b. No

IF YES: 

  1. What type of positions have you applied for in libraries? Check all that apply.*
    a. Page / Shelver
    b. Library Clerk
    c. Library Technician
    d. Librarian
    e. Manager / Director / Head
    f. Chief Librarian / University Librarian / CEO
    g. Other

 

  1. What type of libraries have you applied to work at? Check all that apply.*
    a. Academic
    b. Public
    c. School
    d. Special
    e. Other

 

  1. Are you currently working in a library?*
    a. Yes
    b. No

 

  1. What barriers or challenges have you experienced when applying for a job opportunity in libraries? (This can be about the job posting, application process, interview and afterwards). *
    Example: Job posting does not recognize training or experience outside of Canada Example: Feedback after interview was not clear or helpful
    Example: Believe there was bias during interview

 

  1. How can managers or libraries support BIPOC candidates in the hiring or promotion process?

 

  1. Is there anything else you would like to share from your experience about how libraries hire?

CONTACT

If you are open to being contacted for a 30 minute interview to share more about your experience, please provide your details below. I will reach out to you shortly to schedule a date and time. Note: Your contact information will not be linked to the responses you submitted.

  1. Name
  2. Email Address
  3. I prefer an interview by: Zoom / phone / email / FaceTime / other

 

Survey B: Experience of Supervisors and Managers Hiring in Libraries

Questions

ABOUT YOU

  1. Name of your organization [Optional]

 

  1. Type of library *
    1. Academic
    1. Public
    1. School
    1. Special
    1. Other

 

YOUR EXPERIENCE

  1. What challenges have you experienced in hiring culturally diverse people who would bring a unique background and experiences to your organization? *

 

  1. What stage of hiring are you most interested in improving to better support the strengths of different candidates? *
    Rank from 1 to 6.  1 is most interested and 6 is least interested.
    a. Posting (Includes writing job description or posting)
    b. Screening (Includes evaluating credentials)
    c. Interviewing
    d. Selecting (Includes post-interview feedback)
    e. Onboarding
    f. Retaining
    g. Other (please specify)

 

EDI PRACTICES

  1. Have you used any strategies to recruit candidates to your workforce who would diversify your organization? *
    a. Yes
    b. No

 

IF NO: 

  1. What would motivate you to apply new strategies to diversify your workforce? *

 

IF YES: 

  1. What strategies/practices have you used to recruit people who would diversify your team? *

 

  1. Which practices work and/or didn’t work? Why?

 

  1. From your experience, what would you like to share with other libraries or colleagues who are taking on this work?

CONTACT

If you are open to being contacted for a 30 minute interview to share more about your experience and your organization’s, please provide your details below. I will reach out to you shortly to schedule a date and time.

  1. Name
  2. Email Address
  3. I prefer an interview by: Zoom / phone / email / FaceTime / other