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Library Instruction Services for Faculty: Distance Instruction

Instruction for Distance Learners

IUP Libraries is committed to providing the same high quality library instruction services to distance learners as you have come to expect for your students on the Indiana campus.  Library instruction can be provided for your distance students using a variety of media and platforms. 



Instruction can be delivered to your students by linking or embedding videos, tutorials, and guides in your course.  Topics include

  • Identifying peer reviewed material
  • Plagiarism
  • Topic development
  • Using databases
  • Finding resources for research
  • Search techniques
  • Citation management
  • Subject specific resources
  • And more!

Use the Knowledge Repository @ IUP to browse or search for library instructional materials such as videos, interactive tutorials, Powerpoints, assignments, and student activities.  If you don't see a resource that fits your needs, email Carrie Bishop ( to discuss the options for creating one.


Zoom Instruction

If your class meets synchronously either in-person or online, librarians can teach research concepts and skills using Zoom.  To request synchronous library instruction for your online or distance class, complete the Library Instruction Request Form


Embedded Librarian

Will your distance students be working on a major research project?  Consider having a librarian embedded within the D2L or Moodle course.  The librarian can give instruction, link to resources, and answer questions within students' familiar class environment.  Visit the Embedded Instruction tab for more information.


More Information

To further discuss the options for providing library instruction to your distance students, contact Carrie Bishop at

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Carrie Bishop
Distance Learning Librarian
Faculty Office 211
IUP Punxsutawney
1012 Winslow Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767