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Library Instruction

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Our instructional mission is to provide variety of instructional services that help IUP students become information literate, life-long learners. Our instructional offerings include credit-bearing courses, information literacy instruction sessions as requested by university faculty members, individualized instruction to students through our Bring Your Assignment service and at the reference desk, and electronic and print materials to support student learning and information literacy. 

What is Information Literacy?

Information literacy is defined as being able to recognize when information is needed and having the ability to locate, evaluate, and use the needed information effectively. Information literacy is essential to all disciplines, all learning environments, and all levels of education—it forms the basis for lifelong learning.

When you are information literate, you can:

  • Determine the extent of your information need
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into your knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

Library Instruction Coordinator

  • IUP Libraries
  • Stapleton Library, Room 203
    431 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2340
  • Fax: 724-357-4891

Stapleton Library Hours

Sunday: Open at 11:00 a.m.
Monday–Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Midnight to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Exceptions to Regular Library Hours