Participants Needed for University Libraries Website Usability Study

News item published on: 2016-01-22 14:07:31

Cook Library is seeking students and faculty to aid in conducting a usability study of University Libraries’ website. Participation is voluntary, and your identity will not be attached to the findings of the study.

This study will take place in Cook Library Room 242A and will take approximately 45 minutes. You will be asked to locate items and/or information on the website to see which aspects of the design help or hinder use of the website. Participants will be given a $10 Wepa print card or a Starbucks gift card, and our thanks, as compensation for your time.

All responses will remain anonymous. To participate, you must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A current USM student or faculty member

If you are interested in participating, please provide your contact information and availability here. Email Elena Azadbakht at or call 601.266.6424 with any questions.

This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of The University of Southern Mississippi, which ensures that research involving human subjects follows federal regulations. Any questions or concerns about rights as a research subject should be directed to the chair of the Institutional Review Board, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5116, Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001, 601.266.5997.