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Libraries request MIT community's participation in focus groups, survey

The Libraries are conducting an online survey and a series of focus groups to help plan future research help services.

Feedback from the community will help the Libraries' staff create a package of reference services that will meet the needs of MIT faculty, staff and students.

The online survey, which can be accessed from the Libraries' home page , will be posted by March 25. The survey asks questions about Libraries' users specific habits and research help services needs. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to complete the survey by April 7.

Two focus groups for faculty will be held during spring break week: Tuesday, March 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, March 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Faculty are encouraged to sign up in advance by contacting Anne Graham, senior library assistant, at grahama@mit.edu. The Libraries' staff previously held focus groups for graduate and undergraduate students.

The names of those who participate in either the focus groups or survey are being entered into a drawing for $50 gift certificates.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 20, 2002.

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