Call for Military-Affiliated Duke Student Focus Group Participants – Duke Library Study

Call for Military-Affiliated Duke Student Focus Group Participants – Duke Library Study

The Duke Libraries Research and Instruction Services department needs your help. We want to better understand the unique needs of all the students we serve, and this semester, we are speaking with military-affiliated students (veterans, active duty, reserve, and guard). Your input will help us improve library services and resources to better meet your needs and help staff understand your experiences at Duke and with the libraries.

We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a focus group with 3-6 other military-affiliated participants, conducted remotely via Zoom. This focus group will also be facilitated by a veteran member as well. Once we have a list of potential participants, we will schedule the discussion at a time that works best for majority of volunteers (most likely at the beginning of April 2022). The focus group will last 90 minutes, and participants will be given a $10 Amazon gift card.We understand that you might not be able to participate once the exact date and time are set, and that is OK – just let us know if you are interested! Depending on interest, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who volunteers due to scheduling.

If you are willing to participate, please send an email to the focus group facilitator, Emily Arnsberg, at Emily.arnsberg@duke.eduwith your interest in participating no later than Friday, March 25, 2022.

Also, if you would like to learn more about the kinds of conversations we are having with students, see this post about our discussions with First Generation and Black Students at Duke.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I appreciate your consideration in this request and your interest in helping Duke Libraries staff improve services to better meet military-affiliated Duke students’ needs!

Emily Arnsberg

Reference & Instructional Services

Duke University Libraries

Emily.arnsberg@duke.edu