At the lower end of the information skills spectrum the research finds that intervention at university age is too late: these students already have developed an ingrained coping behaviour: they have learned to ‘get by’ with Google. – UCL (2008)
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.
Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP