I am a Librarian working with Engineering World Health (EWH) to create and maintain a free digital library about medical device maintenance and repair. Our library is still in progress, but the latest version of the BMET Library can be found at http://ewh.org/library.
Today I am writing to you about an undertaking of my own. In addition to working on the BMET Library, I am also a masters student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To complete my degree I am conducting research on the information needs of biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs), biomedical technician assistants (BTAs), and anyone else (teachers, managers, etc.) that works with these groups or medical devices in resource poor countries. The information gained from this research will be used to improve digital resources for biomedical technicians in the clinical environment.
In order to facilitate that research, I have created a short *10-minute survey* that seeks to learn more about technicians, their information needs, and their information seeking practices. This survey is completely voluntary and no identifying information will be collected.
I hope you will consider taking 10 minutes out of your day to complete this survey. Your input can really make a difference! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
The survey link is: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9AKEJDG4pSntxo9
Thank you for taking the time to read this message!
Engineering World Health
Digital Librarian and Project Lead
Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Digital Library