You are invited to participate in the 2015 Visual Resources Association (VRA) Professional Status Survey . The purpose of the 2015 Visual Resources Association (VRA) Professional Status Survey survey is to gather information that will assist VRA in understanding recent changes in the profession, improving membership benefits to serve current members and attract new ones, and advocating for the profession.
You should participant in the survey if you work with or have worked with or are planning to work with: Image Media [Digital Images, Slides, Photographs, Film/Video, Multimedia, PDFs]
Cataloguer / Curator / Librarian / Archivist / Instructor/ Instructional Designer / IT Specialist / Digital Media Specialist / Photographer / Vendor / Support Staff
And/ or with expertise or responsibilities in any of these areas:
Collection Development / Collection Management / Database Management / AV Support / Tech Support / Instructional or Research Support / Metadata / Administration / Rights and Reproductions / Graphic Design / Social Media / Web Development
You should take the survey if the above describes you even if you are a student, unemployed, or retired. There are questions that will be relevant you.
For those who responded to previous VRA Professional Status Surveys, the 2015 edition has been streamlined and updated to reflect changes in image management and related professions. Survey questions ask who you are, where you work, what you personally do in your position, what services your unit provides, and your needs for professional development. For those who work with collections, there is a section with questions specific to collection management. Respondents will be directed to answer sections of the survey appropriate to their situations based on responses to questions. The survey will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete.
The Survey is here: http://z.umn.edu/vraprofstatussurvey
The survey will close at 11:59 pm, Friday, October 30.
If you experience technical difficulties with the survey please contact Rebecca Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating!
The VRA Professional Status Task Force
Jen Green and Macie Hall, Co-chairs