1997 PNC/MLA Membership Survey

This survey asks you what PNC/MLA should be doing as an organization. All information that would permit identification will be kept confidential. Comments on any question are welcome; attach additional sheets as needed.


1.I belong to the following professional organizations:
  ____PNC/MLA					____SLA(Special Libraries Assn)
  ____MLA(Medical Library Assn)			____ASIS(Amer Soc for 
Information Science)
  ____CHLA(Canadian Hosp Libraries Assn)	____AMIA(Amer Medical
Informatics
Assn)
  State or local organization____________________(please list)
  Other__________________________________________(please list)

  If you are not a current PNC/MLA member, why didn't you renew or
membership or join PNC?


 	
2.I have been a health information professional for the follow number of  
years:
  _____less than 5	_____16-20	_____more than 30
  _____5-10		_____21-25
  _____11-15		_____26-30

3.My educational background includes (check all that apply):
	____Masters degree in Library Science
	____Other MA/MS_______________________________(list area of study)
	____BA or BS
	____Other_____________________________________(list area of study)						

4.I am an Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) member:

	_____yes 	_____no

5.My position is:

	_____full-time permanent	_____part-time permanent
	_____full-time temporary	_____part-time temporary
	
6.I spend at least one-third of my time performing management 
  responsibilities in my library:

			_____yes		_____no	

7.The number of  FTEs (full-time equivalents), including all professional,
non-professional, student, and volunteer positions, in my library is:
			
	____Less than 1        	____6-10    
	____1-2		        ____11+ 		
	____3-5

8.The  type of organization I work for is (Check all that apply):
	____Academic	
	____For-Profit Hospital
	____Not-for-Profit Hospital
	____Biotechnology/Bioengineering 	
	____Research Facility
	____Governmental Agency
	____Other:____________________________________ (please list):

9.My salary, if stated for 1.0 FTE (based on full-time equivalency of 2080
  hours/year) is:

	____less than $20,000			____$36-40,000
	____$21-25,000				____$41-50,000
	____$26-30,000				____$61-60,000
	____$31-35,000				____more than $60,000

10.My institution encourages involvement in professional organizations:
	_____yes		_____no

11.I receive institutional support for my involvement in professional
   organizations:
	_____yes		_____no

12.I am required in my job description to participate in professional
   organizations:
	_____yes		_____no

13.Averaged for the last 5 years,  the amount of time per year that I
   have spent working on professional organization projects is:
	____less than 10 hours per year
	____11-25 hours per year
	____26-50 hours per year
	____51-75 hours per year
	____76-100 hours per year
	____more than 100 hours per year
	

14.I attend meetings at least once every two years for the following
   organizations:

   PNC/MLA		   _____yes _____no

   MLA			   _____yes _____no
	
   Other regional or
   national prof assns	   _____yes _____no  
   
   	if yes, please list __________________________________________
		
   Statewide or 
   local consortium 	    _____yes _____no

	if yes, please list __________________________________________

15.How important are the following in helping you to do your job:

				(1=not important; 5=very important)

   Collegial networking		1	2	3	4	5
	
   Continuing education		1	2	3	4	5

   Vendor or product info	1	2	3	4	5

   Political lobbying		1	2	3	4	5

   Collective vendor contracts	1	2	3	4	5

   Professional Newsletter(s)	1	2	3	4	5

   Help with research activities1	2	3	4	5

   Advocacy			1	2	3	4	5

   Being Mentored		1	2	3	4	5

   Exploring Trends		1	2	3	4	5

   Other (Please list, including importance to you):



16.PNC/MLA has helped me in the past with:

				(1=not helpful; 5=very helpful; N/A=not applicable)

   Collegial networking		1	2	3	4	5     N/A

   Continuing education		1	2	3	4	5     N/A

   Vendor or product info	1	2	3	4	5     N/A	

   Political lobbying		1	2	3	4	5     N/A

   Collective vendor contracts	1	2	3	4	5     N/A

   Northwest Notes		1	2	3	4	5     N/A

   Help with research activities1	2	3	4	5     N/A

   Advocacy			1	2	3	4	5     N/A

   Providing mentors            1       2       3       4       5     N/A

   Exploring Trends		1	2	3	4	5     N/A


17.The most important and appropriate activities for PNC/MLA and MLA to be
   involved in are:   Rank in order 1-10 (10=most important)

	PNC/MLA		 MLA
	(regional)     (national)

	 _____		_____   Collegial networking
	 _____		_____	Continuing education
	 _____		_____	Vendor or product information
	 _____		_____	Political lobbying
	 _____		_____	Collective vendor contracts
	 _____		_____	Producing a newsletter
	 _____		_____	Help with research activities
	 _____		_____	Advocacy
	 _____		_____	Mentoring program
	 _____		_____	Exploring Trends
	 _____		_____	Other (please list)
	

18.How important are PNC/MLA's current goals to you?

				 	(1=not important;5=very important)
Promote excellence and leadership
in its members through education	1	2	3	4	5

Promote excellence and leadership	
in its members through research		1	2	3	4	5

Foster the utilization of information
systems and services in support of
informed health care decisionmaking	1	2	3	4	5

Foster professionalism within the
membership				1	2	3	4	5

The organization continually improves
its operations, services, and 
responsiveness to its members		1	2	3	4	5



19.I envision the following as being important for the survival and/or
growth of my library in the next 5 years:







20.In the next 5 years I envision my job changing and PNC can support
my changing professional needs in the following ways:



21.I am held back from reaching my professional goals by the following
things:

THANK YOU!

Please return this survey in the self-addressed envelope

6/20/97 lsa