Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Library student seeks Etsians for survey

Posted by Michelle Brown On 6:45 PM 1 comment

Hi! My name is Michelle Brown. I just started my master’s degree in library and information science at San Jose State University. This is the degree I need to be a librarian. I am taking a class called Information Communities and am required to write a paper about the information seeking habits of a specific community. I have chosen the lovely Etsy community! I am researching how Etsians seek and use information and how libraries can be involved in this.

I need to interview at least 3 people for this, but the more people who answer the better because I could actually use the statistics to see some patterns. My questions are about how you learned about Etsy and the information you use.

If you would like to answer some more detailed or in depth questions, that would be fabulous. Please let me know. I will not sell or give away your personal information. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I appreciate the time you’ve taken out of your busy lives! If you have any
questions, please ask! If you don’t want to post your information here, please send the answers to my email mibrlit@gmail.com

If you want a Word Doc version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3ej-UKpbNCeLU9RV0o2NWVwY1E/edit?usp=sharing


ABOUT YOU
Your name -
Your shop name(s) -
Where you live -
Age -

ABOUT YOUR ART & CRAFT
Did you have any formal training for art/craft?
     (   ) Yes    (   ) No
How did you learn to make art/do your craft?

How do you consider your Etsy business?
     (   ) A fulltime business    (   ) A part-time business   (   ) Hobby  
Do you hang out with other artists?
     (   ) Never   (   ) Online    (   ) In person one on one   (   ) In person groups
Are any of them Etsians?
     (   ) Yes   (   ) No
Do you sell your art at any place other than Etsy?
     (   )  Other online sites (   ) Physical shops   (   ) Physical events (   ) Other______
What are you working on right now, and where did this idea come from? 

YOU & ETSY
Where did you first learn about Etsy?

How long have you been on Etsy?
     (   ) Less than a year   (   ) 1 - 3 years (   ) 4 or more years
Do you ask, answer, or read questions in the Etsy forums?
     Ask questions: (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely   (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Answer questions: (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Only read: (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
How many Etsy teams do you belong to?
     (   ) None  (   ) 1 -2   (   ) 3-4    (   ) 5 or more
How often do you participate in the teams you belong to?
     (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely    (   ) Occasionally    (   ) Often
How many Etsy events or workshops have you been to?
     (   ) None (   )  1-2  (   ) 3 or more
Do you read the articles/blog posted by Etsy
     (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely    (   ) Occasionally    (   ) Often
What other ways do you stay up to date on running your Etsy shop?

YOU AND RESEARCH
Where do you go to seek out information?
     Libraries  (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Blogs (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Magazines (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Books (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Websites (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Youtube (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Family & Friends (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Other Artists/Etsians (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
     Other __________ (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often

How did you learn to use Etsy?  Feel free to add titles or websites if you want.
     (   ) Books   -
     (   ) EBooks   -
     (   ) Websites   -
     (   ) Blogs   -
     (   ) YouTube channels   -
     (   ) Friends/Family -
     (   ) Other -
How often do you go to the library?
     (   ) Never   (   ) Rarely  (   ) Occasionally  (   ) Often
Did you use any library resources to learn about Etsy? Please feel free to add titles.
     (   ) Books-
     (   ) EBooks-
     (   ) Databases-
     (   ) Classes-
     (   ) Librarians-
     (   ) Other-
     (   ) None-
If you selected few or none, why did you choose not to use library resources?

What would make you use library resources more?

What Etsy related areas or topics have you researched in the past?

What Etsy related areas or topics would you like to know more about?

Are you researching something specific right now? What is it, and is it Etsy-related?


Would like me to email you a copy of my paper when it is finished (middle of December 2014)?
     (  ) Yes,    Valid Email Address ____________________________________
     (  ) No, Thank You
(If so, please provide an email address. I will not sell or give away your email address. I will only email you with a copy of the paper if you said yes to this.)

1 comment:

  1. Please send your word document to kcallander989@gmail.com and I will answer your questions if you still need participants. .

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