The Library offers a range of information research skills (IRS) programmes that incorporate the Research Skills Development Framework.

All IRS training for Laucala students is delivered in the IRS Lab located on Level A of the Laucala library. For those in the region training is delivered on arrangement either face-to-face where staff are available or online via video conferencing software


The library (Laucala) offers walk-in sessions which are advertised on social media and All-staff/student email. These walk in sessions for undergraduates take place every week during semester and cover a range of topics from planning your search to referencing skills.  We strongly encourage all students to attend these sessions as they deliver skills that academics expect their students to possess in order to do research for their assignments.


Post-graduate students are required by Senate to complete a mandatory 14.5 hours of Information Research Skills training in their first semester of enrolment. It is necessary to proceed into semester two of study programmes. The course is offered ONLINE via Moodle. More information can be found in this FAQ

For students who prefer to complete this course in a classroom setting; we also offer face-to-face (F2F) tutorials by professional staff at Alafua, Emalus, Laucala and the Solomon Islands. Sessions are advertised via All-staff/student email.

USP Campus and Centre Libraries in the Region

Campus Libraries without professional Library staff may receive tutorials from Laucala on request using video conference software.


The Library strongly encourages academics to work with their Liaison Librarian (LL)  to identify and offer information research skills sessions tailored to specific courses and programmes.

The Library also offers IRS training for academic staff and support staff on request.

For further information on any of the above or to arrange sessions contact the IRS Coordinator, Ms. Vasiti Chambers; (679) 3232287.