California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Informed Consent Form for Research Involving Human Subjects

You are being invited to participate in a research study, which the Cal Poly Pomona Institutional Review Board (IRB) has reviewed and approved for conduct by the investigators named here. This form is designed to provide you - as a human subject - with information about this study. The Investigator or his/her representative will describe this study to you and answer any of your questions. You are entitled to an Experimental Research Subject’s Bill of Rights and a copy of this form. If you have any questions about your rights as a subject, complaints about the informed consent process of this research study, or experience an adverse event (something goes wrong), please contact the Compliance Office within Cal Poly Pomona’s Office of Research at (909) 869-4215. More information is available at the IRB website,

Effectiveness of Resource Discovery on University Library Mobile Sites, Protocol # 13.002

Primary Investigator & Main Point of Contact:
Suzanna Conrad, Digital Initiatives Librarian
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
University Library

Purpose of the Research: The University Library is in the process of relaunching the library website. The researchers would like to determine the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of current methods for discovering library resources on the new website. During this online survey, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your current experiences on the library website. All questions are optional and if you are not comfortable answering a question, please skip to the next one. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Participation in this study is voluntary and you may discontinue your participation at any time. In order to be eligible for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle 2GB, you'll be asked to enter your Cal Poly Pomona Bronco email address. After we have randomly selected the drawing winner, we will delete all references to your email from the data collected. All students registered for Fall 2013 Quarter are eligible to participate in the gift drawing. The contest runs from July 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013. For a chance to win, complete the following survey and make sure to enter your Cal Poly Pomona email in the final question. One entry per student. Winners will be selected via random drawing and notified via email. By submitting this survey, you confirm that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older.

This survey is part of a wider study of the effectiveness of library services on the library website. Your confidential responses may be used in further research, presented at conferences or published in an academic journal. The Cal Poly Pomona Institutional Review Board has reviewed and approved for conduct this research involving human subjects under protocol 13.002.

Please click "Yes" if you consent to the terms of this survey. If you click "No", you will not be directed to the survey.