Invitation to participate in a focus group

ATTN: PUBLIC LIBRARIANS, REFERENCE LIBRARIANS

The Information Use Management and Policy Institute (College of Information, Florida State University) is collaborating with the State Library of Florida’s Florida Electronic Library (FEL) to assess the use of medical and consumer health information resources offered by the FEL and assist the administrators, librarians, and users of FEL to better utilize the FEL medical and consumer health information. Our assessment includes focus groups of public, medical, and reference librarians.  Each focus group will be about 10-12 participants and the session should last 45 minutes.  We will be conducting two (2) focus groups at TBLC in Tampa, Fla.

Our assessment would benefit from your expertise to help improve the FEL’s medical and consumer health information resources. Your contribution will benefit other librarians and help inform the development of programs that can address the needs of librarians and schools in the provision of consumer health information.

Your participation in this research project is completely voluntary. Please be assured that all of your responses will be kept confidential and any data collected from the focus group will be reported in aggregate form. Only research personnel involved in this project will have access to the data and encoded data will be kept on secure servers at the College of Information for a period of two years after the project ends.

I hope you will agree to participate in the study and I would be pleased to answer any further questions you may have about the study and your commitment.  Please contact the MLC to sign up for the focus group.  For more information, please contact Ebe Randeree (eranderee@ci.fsu.edu).    Thanks in advance for considering this request.

1.      Representatives from Florida State will conduct focus groups at the TBLC offices on March 11 at 11 a.m.

2.      Representatives from Florida State will conduct focus groups at the TBLC offices on March 11 at 1 p.m.

Invitation to participate in a focus group

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