A Proposal to Investigate Polish Immigrants' Experiences of Public Libraries in Edmonton

Appendix I: English Sample Interview Schedule

Semi-structured Interview Schedule

Poland:
When did you live in Poland?

Did you use public libraries?
If no: why not?
If yes: for what purposes did you use public libraries?

How did you feel about your public library experience?
(If needing prompting:
Did you obtain materials you wanted or needed?
Did you find interesting things to read?
How did you feel about the service you received from librarians?)

Is there anything you would have liked to have been different in your library experience?

Canada/Edmonton:
When did you move to Canada?

Did you live anywhere other than Edmonton?
If yes: where?

Do you use public libraries?
If no: why not?
If yes: for what purposes do you use public libraries?

(If participant lived anywhere other than Edmonton:
Did you use public libraries in X?
If no: why not?
If yes: for what purposes did you use public libraries?)

How do you feel about your public library experience?
(If needing prompting:
Do you obtain materials that you want or need?
Do you find interesting things to read?
How do you feel about the service you receive from librarians?

Is there anything you would like to be, or would have liked to have been, different in your library experience?