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Instructional Services: What We Do

Library workshops that teach students how to find credible sources.

What are we passionate about?

Our mission is to help you learn to use library resources efficiently and effectively. We offer a variety of seminars, workshops, and classes that will teach you how to navigate the library and how to find the best information for your research. You can also arrange to meet with the instruction librarian for individual instruction, or you can drop by the reference desk for informal help at any time.




  • To provide learning environments where students develop information-literacy skills and learn to access, evaluate, and apply information
  • To introduce students and faculty to our many resources and databases
  • To keep students and faculty up-to-date with changes in research resources


  • Library instruction sessions for students by library faculty or staff
  • Customized workshops that allow for hands-on practice
  • Short library instruction visits to particular classrooms
  • Informational handouts
  • Introduction to primary sources in Special Collections
  • Individual instruction: one-on-one consultation with a library subject specialist by appointment
  • Online tutorials, including academic integrity, finding resources, etc.


  • Provide logistical details, such as
    • Dates and times
    • Course name and number of students
    • What you want the librarian to teach, including details from the assignment
    • Include special requests, such as visits to regular classroom, in the comments box


  • During the semester or between semesters
  • During the day and evening classes
  • Please request your instruction session two weeks before instruction is needed


  • Hands-on computer lab: Library Room 212 has 26 computer workstations
  • Lecture and presentation room: Library Room 266 has room for 30 people
  • In regular classrooms (Librarians can offer instruction in Idaho Falls, Meridian, and Pocatello classrooms)
  • ISU distance-learning classrooms
  • Online synchronous instruction with software such as Collaborate, Skype, etc.


  • For scheduling questions, email or call (208) 282-3250
  • Questions or feedback about instruction?  Call Spencer Jardine, Coordinator of Instruction, at
    (208) 282-5609


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