We'd love to hear from you about what drives you to contribute to By the People and what you have found meaningful or valuable about volunteering. Your feedback will help us make improvements to the program, including our communication with you, the website design, and even what collections we bring to By the People

You can only take the survey once, but you may edit your responses until you submit the form. This survey will be open until August 13, 2021.  Questions marked with an asterisk * are required.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes and your responses are completely anonymous unless you choose to share your email address. If you have questions about the survey, please email us at crowd@loc.gov. Thank you for your time and feedback! 

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* 1. I have been volunteering with By the People for:

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* 2. How many hours per week do you transcribe, review, or contribute to By the People?

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* 3. I would describe myself as a (check all that apply):

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* 4. We’re hoping to learn more about what motivates users like you to volunteer for By the People. Please rate each of these statements on a scale of 1-5, 1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree. You can also select n/a if the statement does not apply to you.

  Strongly Disagree    1 2 3 4 Strongly Agree     5 N/A
I like meeting the transcription and review goals. I pay attention to the progress of collections and like to challenge myself to help complete the transcription and review cycles.
As a student, I was assigned to participate for class work or as an educator, I assigned it to my students.
Volunteering with By the People gives me volunteer or community service hours for a club, organization, school, or other requirement.
When volunteering for By the People, I know I am giving back and helping an organization that serves the public good.
I am interested in the topics, periods in history, or people represented in the collections.
When I contribute to By the People, I feel like I am part of a supportive community of volunteers.
I see my participation as a way to improve my skills and continue a journey of lifelong learning.
I know my contributions help make the Library's collections more accessible and discoverable for all.

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* 5. Tell us more, if you'd like! Let us know if there are other things that motivate you to volunteer for By the People (such as having fun, for a hobby, to go behind the scenes and learn about libraries/archives, etc) or reflect on the statements mentioned above.

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* 6. I would like to see more By the People campaigns focused on these topics (check all that apply):

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* 7. I am interested in seeing more of these genre/formats in By the People campaigns (check all the apply):

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* 8. What have you found most meaningful or valuable about your participation in By the People? What impact has volunteering made on your life, if any?

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* 9. Would you be interested in being contacted for a follow-up interview with the By the People team?  If yes, please leave your email here.

We will keep your email address strictly confidential and it will only be used by the survey team to contact you for a follow-up interview. You can find the Library of Congress' privacy policy statement here.

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* 10. How did you hear about By the People?  Choose all that apply.

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