Collecting Sex Materials for Libraries

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Directly from Scott Vieira and Michelle Martinez, assistant professors at Sam Houston State University- who are seeking participants for a survey concerning sex material in libraries. Please find the time to participate-

In an attempt to understand librarian and library staff attitudes towards collecting sexual materials for libraries, librarians Scott Vieira and Michelle Martinez, assistant professors at Sam Houston State University, are asking for survey participants and offering the chance to win one of four available $25 gift certificates to

All librarians and library staff from any type of library are encouraged to participate.

The survey, “Collecting Sex Materials for Libraries: An Opinion Survey,” takes anywhere from between 25-40 minutes depending on reading speed, and consists of 49 questions. We’re looking for opinions on how librarians and library staff members feel about things such as 50 Shades of Gray, Hustler, gay erotica, and other items that are often considered contentious.

Participants’ privacy will be kept and personal information is not required unless the participant wants to register for the drawing. Any personal information will be deleted once the drawing has been held within one week at the closing of the survey. Participants will be emailed the gift certificate.

Participation in the survey is strictly voluntary. Participants can exit the survey at any time without penalty.

By consenting to participate through accessing and submitting the survey, you authorize the use of your data to be compiled for possible articles, without any personally identifying information as may have been submitted for the prize drawing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Scott Vieira at 936-294-3743 or or Michelle Martinez at 936-294-1629 or

Or by mail:

Attn: Scott Vieira or Michelle Martinez, SHSU Box 2179, Huntsville, TX 77341

Scott Vieira

Assistant Professor &

Electronic Resources Librarian

Michelle M. Martínez

Assistant Professor & Reference Librarian

This survey complies with Sam Houston State University’s Internal Review Board’s protocol 2012-10-726. 


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