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The University of Iowa Libraries


For Rhetoric Instructors


The librarians at The University of Iowa Libraries are sharp, savvy, and fun to work with. I found collaborating with them not only painless but pleasant and instructive. Their expertise helped me both in my teaching and my graduate student research. Go see the librarians! 

~ Gavin Feller

What do picking a research topic, formatting a bibliography, evaluating resources, and understanding algorithmic bias in Google search results have in common? They are all aspects of information literacy. Working with a librarian can help you integrate information literacy concepts throughout an assignment or throughout your course. 

Request a Collaboration

Librarians are available to consult with you on a variety of topics to support your teaching, and to support your own research needs and interests.

We can help with: 

  • information literacy instruction - both inside and outside the classroom
  • assignment design - to creatively problem-solve with you on how to address information challenges faced by your students
  • recommended resources to complement your assignment - often taking the shape of an online guide that can be integrated into your course's web presence

Please be in touch to request a collaboration and add this Rhetoric Guide to your ICON site or put a link to it on your syllabus: 

Get in Touch

Use this form to contact us and start the collaboration today!

For more information, please contact:

Undergraduate Engagement Librarians
Cathy Cranston

Katie Hassman

Head, Research & Library Instruction
Kathy Magarrell,

Directory of Subject Specialists