Call for Participation in Research Study – Service Learning in Archives

As part of a graduate thesis, I am conducting a survey to explore the use of service-learning (SL) in archives. 

SL is defined as “a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility” (Bringle & Hatcher, 1995). 

This survey will collect data on both archivists who have participated in SL projects using archives and those who have not participated in SL projects using archives to understand more about SL in the archival community. This short, anonymous online survey is expected to take ten minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary. If you do not wish to participate in this survey, do not submit a response. By clicking the “Submit” button at the end of the survey, you are indicating that you voluntarily consent to participate. 

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

Your survey responses will be kept confidential. Any part of the research that is reported or published will not contain any identifiable information. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Elizabeth M. Scott at

Please click on the following link to participate in the survey:

The survey will be available until May 5, 2023.

Thank you for your time and consideration. 


Elizabeth M. Scott, MLS, CA

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Professor

Professional and Digital Media Writing Program, Candidate

East Stroudsburg University

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