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Copy and Paste Generation

Course Details:

Using the internet for research has many benefits but it can also encourage a ‘cut and paste’ culture.  As custodians of a vast pool of information resources and material, it is essential that school library staff have a good all-round knowledge of Copyright and Plagiarism legislation so that they are able to respond to questions raised and identify infringements if they occur.  This highly practical course will concentrate on understanding the importance of academic honesty, what constitutes plagiarism and cultural differences, spotting offences including online solutions such as Turnitin and teaching referencing styles.  It will cover activities such as photocopying, loans of DVDs, software and downloading images from the internet, licences and the penalties imposed on students if they are ‘caught out’ in public examinations.


Benefits of attending

This course will enable you to :

  •  Understand what is meant by plagiarism and why some students choose to cheat
  •  Learn simple exercises to use with your students to teach academic honesty
  •  Help to formulate an Academic Honesty policy for your whole school
  •  Be aware of current copyright legislation


The presentation will be fully supported with handouts and links to downloads of the materials used.  Delegates will return to their schools knowing that the advice they give to colleagues and students on Copyright and Plagiarism issues conforms to current regulations.

Trainer: Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP

Sarah Pavey has over 20 years’ experience as a professionally qualified librarian in schools both in the independent and maintained sectors. A biochemist with a Master's degree in Information Science, and holding Fellowship of CILIP, she also has worked in pharmaceuticals as an information scientist and in qualitative market research.

Sarah delivers a wide range of training courses for librarians, teachers and students on library and work skills topics to both the secondary and primary schools sectors. As a consultant she has helped set up modern school libraries with an emphasis on digital resources. She has also written publications and online training courses for the SLA and speaks regularly at conferences that have included BETT, Online Information and most recently CILIP Wales.

Sarah's courses have a high practical content with the aim that delegates take away useful tools and techniques that can be applied in their own working environment.

Feedback from Course:

'Excellent session with content made engageing throughout.'

Key Audience:

Secondary school library staff and teachers

Venues and Dates:

  • 28 February 2019, 09:15-16:00: Warwickshire Schools Library Service,Unit 11 a/b Montague Road, Warwick CV34 5LT [Map]
    A special discount will be applied to bookings received from non-members of the SLA working in schools which subscribe to Warwickshire Schools Library Service.