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Focus Group for Public Library Workers

Posted by on March 5th, 2018 Posted in: News from NNLM, Public Libraries


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Public Library Association are continuing to partner with an opportunity for public library staff, both professional and paraprofessional, to participate in virtual focus groups this spring.

The purpose of the research is to better understand the challenges and rewards of providing health information in public libraries. We are interested in library workers’ questions, experiences, concerns and success stories – it’s all useful to us!

The focus groups will happen by telephone and will last 1.5 hours; we are scheduling on all days of the week except Sundays. Audio tapes will be made of the groups and only members of the study team will transcribe these audiotapes. No individual person or library will be identified in the transcripts or publications; individual speakers will be referred to as, for example, “Reference Assistant Kansas-1.” Participation will last approximately 1.5 hours. As a token of our appreciation, each participant will receive an Amazon gift card worth $25 (which can be donated to your library if employees are not permitted to be compensated).

If you can help us by participating, thank you!

We encourage you to sign up and contact Catherine Arnott-Smith directly:

Catherine Arnott Smith
Preferred contact: Email: casmith24@wisc.edu 
Office phone: 608-890-1334

Associate Professor,
The Information School
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street Madison, WI 53706

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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