Library instructional services are available to anyone in the University of Iowa and local area K-12 schools. Librarians are happy to work directly with your class either in your classroom, online, or at the library. We provide instruction on information literacy, using library resources, and a range of specialized topics according to academic discipline.

Students visiting Special Collections & Archives examine a facsimile of "The Scroll of Frolicking Animals," also known as the Chōjū-giga.  A librarian visits a class over Zoom to discuss information literacy.


Request library instruction

If you are requesting library instruction for the first time or aren’t sure who to contact, fill in the form below and a librarian will get in touch with you.

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What does library instruction look like?

Rhetoric students examine materials in the Perch.Services we offer include: 

  • Creation of asynchronous learning materials such as subject guides and walkthrough videos 
  • Virtual and in-person course visits
  • Assistance through ICON as an embedded librarian 
  • Assignment design consultation 
  • Assistance and instruction on working with primary source materials
  • Making materials available through course reserve 

You can find more information about specialized library instruction activities available below.