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Distance Education Library Services: For Instructors

These webpages guide University of Iowa Distance Education students to library resources and services. A University of Iowa HawkID and password are required to use some resources.

Getting Help

Distance Education Librarian Dan Gall is normally available during Central Time business hours and will respond as soon as possible to any messages.

Answers about the library

Library Instruction

Contact Distance Education Librarian Dan Gall to provide instruction on doing research, evaluating information quality, using library resources or other information topics. I can provide instruction in off-campus locations in person, through online meetings, through online videos or whatever other method you use to communicate with your students.

Course Reserves

Electronic reserves are accessed through the ICON system and can include journal articles and selections from books, though not the entire book, in the University of Iowa collection. Use the following tips to help the Course Reserves department help you put electronic items on reserve.

  • You are responsible for determining if your reserve reading meets the fair use requirements of copyright.
  • Articles and book chapters may be placed on electronic reserve, but not entire books.
  • To facilitate effective workflow, please limit your reserve requests to 25 items. (You can make more than one request.)
  • The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, the Pomerantz Business Library and other University of Iowa libraries also provide reserve services for departments they support.
  • If you are teaching an off-campus class or a class through the Center for Credit Programs, you can contact Distance Education Librarian Dan Gall for help with electronic reserves.

Steps for placing items on electronic reserve

  1. Prepare your list of readings. Please limit your requests to no more than 25 items at a time.
    • Indicate articles that are available online and where they are online so that we can create persistent links.
    • For articles and book chapters that are not available online, please provide either a .pdf copy of the article or single-sided copies on 8.5 x 11'' paper with no staples or staple holes.
    • All material submitted in any format must include full citation information. (For books, it is easy to include a copy of the front and back of the title page.
  2. Add Course Reserves to your ICON course PDF filewith a Course Builder role. This will allow some access to your ICON course but not access to the class list, grades or other personal information.
  3. Submit your list of articles and book chapters to the Course Reserves department using their online request form.

Dan the Librarian

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Dan Gall
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