Reference/Instruction is committed to helping people make
sense of library-based and Internet-based research and information
searching. The Library is committed to the ideal of an information
literate campus and community.
To schedule a class session or an individual instruction, e-mail or call Barb Austin at
(812) 237-2604 between the hours of
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Library instruction classroom locations:
(Second Floor of Library)
(Lower Level of Library)
Library Instruction Classroom
Instructional sessions are conducted in this 30-PC room with Smartboard and two large projection screens to complement the academic curriculum, from undergraduate through graduate level. Sessions are usually conducted in Room 230 on the Library's second floor. We strongly encourage you to contact us for scheduling your sessions as early as possible since the calendar fills quickly each semester.
Library Research Guides and Tutorials
Research Guides for many topics can be found at our LibGuides
. In addition, you may find our series of interactive online tutorials
useful. Use the link, even though they are getting a little old.
Individualized instruction is for both ISU-affiliated and community users. Faculty members can refer students for assistance, as needed, or students can contact library instruction services themselves. Individualized instruction is not intended to replace classroom instruction.
An Information Rack can be found near the first floor computer cluster. Users can
pick up an assortment of handouts which offer details about library services and
resources. Instructors should not ask entire classes to pick up materials from the
Information Rack since the library cannot assure handout availability at all times.
Consultation Services for Library-Related Exercises
Faculty members are encouraged to discuss and work with a Reference/Instruction Librarian
when creating library-related exercises for their students.
Instruction Services for Distance Learners
Distance faculty and students can request online instruction sessions, usually utilizing Blackboard's Collaborate. Subject librarians as well as the Distance Learning Librarian can provide additional information. A LibGuide
describes distance learning services, covers connection information and a variety of other information.
Other web pages of interest:
Library Research Guides (LibGuides) | (older guides) | Resources for Teaching Faculty | High School and other Non-ISU Groups