Evidence shows that there is a lack of ethnic diversity within the library workforce and this is particularly pronounced in management and leadership positions. This poses a great challenge across all sectors of the library profession.

As part of a research project commissioned to support the creation of a cross-sector Emerging Leaders programme for members of ethnically diverse communities within libraries, we are carrying a survey amongst staff in UK public, academic and research libraries.

You can complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PNJHGSR (closes 6 June).

We welcome responses from interested UK public, academic and research library staff in a variety of roles and from a range of ethnic backgrounds.

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete and will ask about your level of interest in, and preferences for, various options for leadership training.

The scoping study has been funded by Arts Council England with contributions from the commissioning partners: Research Libraries UK (RLUK); Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP); Libraries Connected; Society of College, National, and University Libraries (SCONUL); Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL); and Wales Higher Education Library Forum (WHELF).