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March 6, 2013

Purdue Libraries seeks participants for upcoming website surveys

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University Libraries is seeking student participants to survey its website help section on March 18 and 20 and for user evaluation by appointment.

Participants for the March 18 and 20 dates are asked to give approximately 30 minutes anytime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days in the John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G959. Survey-takers will receive a free lunch if they complete the study. Participants must be currently enrolled at the university and must be 18 years or older. Reservations are recommended. Those who wish to take part can contact Ilana Barnes at ibarnes@purdue.edu to reserve a spot.

Participants are also needed for the library user evaluations for the new library website (http://www.lib.purdue.edu).  In the evaluation, participants will be asked to complete a set of testing tasks with the new website and provide feedback.  The evaluation is expected to take up an hour.  Participants will receive $10 if they complete the evaluation.  Requirements for the library user evaluation participants include: 1) Currently enrolled students, staff or faculty at Purdue; 2) Experience in using Purdue the University Libraries website or other academic search websites. Those who wish to take part in this survey can contact Tao Zhang at zhan1022@purdue.edu to reserve a spot.

A link to all available library-conducted research participant surveys is available on the Purdue University Libraries homepage at http://www.lib.purdue.edu

 

Contacts: Ilana Barnes, 765-494-2077, ibarnes@purdue.edu

      Tao Zhang, 765-496-3689, zhan1022@purdue.edu