In the last week I have been approached three times by Research Assistants from the Booth School interrupting my study and asking me to fill out a survey. I have seen them disturbing people at work every day for the last two weeks, which is just when I started to notice. Although both incidents happened on the first floor, which is a talking zone, I think it is highly inappropriate. I would like to request that the library system institute a blanket ban on using the library as a trawling ground for study participants.
Soliciting people for a survey violates our policy for Maintaining a Scholarly Environment in the Library (see item 5f). If someone requests you fill out a survey, feel free to say "no thanks" and refer them to the policy above.
(Note: occasionally the Library conducts surveys or focus groups about wayfinding, the Library website, and other Library-related topics. However, generally we don't go around bothering people trying to study, and we will identify ourselves as Library staff.)