Library Instruction Services

Coordinator: Jeffrey Kushkowski, kushkows@iastate.edu, 515 294-2408

Mission: ISU librarians and the Library's Instruction Services staff teach information literacy concepts and research skills that enable researchers at all levels to identify, access and use high-quality information. The Library's instruction services advance the land-grant mission of the University and support the teaching and learning needs of ISU faculty, staff, and students.

We pursue these activities in support of our mission:

  • Teach an effective and successful information literacy foundations course for undergraduate students.
  • Create disciplinary research guides that support the information seeking needs of students, faculty and staff.
  • Create course-specific online guides to introduce students to discipline-based research databases, information literacy concepts and skills, print resources and authoritative websites.
  • Collaborate with ISU faculty and instructors to teach in-class course-related instruction session
  • Strengthen the Library’s outreach to distance and online learners. 
  • Teach workshops on various research topics and resources of critical interest to ISU graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff.
  • Coordinate orientation programs and tours for users groups including new first-year students, new international students, and others.

Library Instruction Services is part of the Reference & Instruction Division.