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Distance Learning Library Support

Supporting distance learning students and instructors

Research consultations

Liaison librarians are available for one-on-one or small group research consultations. Contact your liaison librarian to discuss options.

Course reserves

The ISU Library's Course Reserves service works with instructors to make available required course materials for current classes. Instructors work with Library staff to create course lists of these materials, many of which are available online and can be accessed by students 24/7. This allows students to access online course lists and required materials easily.

Course research guides

If your students will be doing research, ISU's subject specialist librarians can create tailored guides to library research, made specifically for your class. These guides contain links to useful resources and can help your students get started with the research process. They also make it easy for students to connect with a librarian who can help them.

Course guides can be embedded into Canvas, so your students can locate them quickly and easily. Contact your subject librarian to discuss developing a course guide.

Library instruction

The ISU Library's liaison librarians are subject specialists who are experts at finding and evaluating scholarly information. You can collaborate with your liaison librarian to teach or co-teach an in-class course-related instruction session. These sessions focus on introducing your students to subject-focused research materials relevant to your class or discipline. While these sessions typically occur in person, in a classroom, they can also happen remotely using Webex, Zoom, or a similar program.

Contact your liaison librarian to discuss options.

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