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.
To request an information literacy instruction session, please use the Instruction Request Form. Please use our Classroom Reservation Form if you only need to reserve a classroom.
Online library instruction is available through Carrie Bishop (firstname.lastname@example.org), IUP’s Distance Learning librarian. Bishop maintains online learning materials for information literacy and is
available to develop custom materials and to provide direct librarian assistance in online courses.
Librarians are available to be added to D2L courses and to offer personalized reference and instruction services to students. The librarian will review the assignments in the course and provide recommendations for library resources and services that will
support student success on those assignments.
The librarian can answer student questions through the course discussion board and can offer library instruction through videos, PowerPoints, and web conferencing. The librarian can be present in the course the entire semester or only at specific times
when students need research help.
To request a librarian in your online course or to discuss these options further, fill out the Library Instruction Request Form and check
the box to request a librarian for your D2L course. Carrie Bishop, Distance Learning librarian, will contact you to discuss the details of the course and to provide more information on the service.
Follow these steps to add one of our Information Literacy modules to your D2L course:
Once the import is complete, you should see a module in the course content section titled “Library Instruction Modules,” which you can then edit as necessary.
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:
Stapleton Library Hours
Exceptions to Regular Library Hours