11 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 292 2017 time before we realized that our choice of methodology in gathering feedback—an open focus session with a group of faculty—limited the opportunity for some to express their actual needs, preferences, and learning styles. Often, it is marginalized individuals who are the least vocal and participatory in group situations, yet they too need specific support and resources. Fortunately, this early failure was only short-term. We conducted another needs assessment and employed a methodology that was more inclusive and afforded all segments of the faculty population an equal voice. The end result was a more robust and inclusive series of tutorials that were well received and frequently used. © 2017 Marwin Britto. This content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Holly Ann Burt, Behavioral Sciences Librarian, University of Southern California It was to be a survey of librarians in a specific service area an environmental scan to give new insights into the field. The primary investigator was passionate and the library institutional review board (IRB) acknowledged our proposal. Then personnel changes, the IRB response and outside workloads were among the events that first derailed, then drowned our project. This failure revealed how leadership abandonment, funding cuts, IRB recommendations, personal commitments, and even journal submission requirements could bring research to a screeching halt. Now, when asked the perennial reference question: “Why has nothing been published on my research topic?”, in addition to alternative search strategies, I recommend searching the grey literature of poster abstracts, clinical trial registries and databases of research projects in progress. To ferret out additional publications of completed research, I might suggest examining the research topic from various angles, from the framing of the original question to viewing components of the topic in the
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