I'm not sure that would work. We aren't interested in library staff, we're interested in the CODE4LIB community, yes? My manager doesn't know all the lists I subscribe to, or the communities I consider myself a member of, so I don't see any way for a library to report reliably on behalf of its staff. Pretty much by definition, if you want to know demographics for a community, you have to ask the members directly.
Not to mention the question of including and "other" option for gender -- a library isn't likely to be able to determine that for its staff :)
On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Joe, what I was hoping for was not a survey where individuals report
> on themselves, but a statistical sample of libraries where the library
> reports on its staff. That avoid the "self-image" issue, and the
> selection that individual reporting on self entails.