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Librarians as Plagiarism Fighters Workshop
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This workshop will provide proactive plagiarism instruction to those librarians who teach information literacy in grades 7-12. Copies of materials that can be used in the classroom will be part of the "take-aways" from this program.

When: 03/06/2020
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Where: The Bryn Mawr School
109 West Melrose Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland  21210
United States

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Category: Direct Instruction


This workshop is designed for librarians who teach information literacy to students in

grades 7-12.


Librarians, as the professional experts on sources, can add value to information literacy instruction through proactive plagiarism instruction. This 90 minute workshop will cover three key areas:

  • Plagiarism discussions:  In order to be successful in avoiding plagiarism in academic work, our students need to move beyond memorizing a definition of plagiarism ("cite your sources!") to a more granular understanding of the challenging intricacies found in the ethical use of digital information.  Planning deliberate plagiarism discussions with students at the classroom level can eliminate misconceptions and allow opportunities for librarians to plan further instruction to meet the needs of students.
  • Micro-paraphrasing:  Research shows that paraphrasing is one of the ways students unintentionally plagiarize. Micro-paraphrasing is a two sentence, four step method which streamlines the paraphrasing process for students.
  • Preparing for the use of citation tools:   Two lessons, "The Anatomy of a Web Site" and "The Anatomy of a Research Database Article" can help students understand the individual parts of these sources and basic citation arrangement, paving the way for more accurate use of online citation tools.

Participants will receive copies of the following instructional materials for classroom use:

  • Micro-paraphrasing steps - student version
  • Micro-paraphrasing steps - teacher and librarian version
  • "The Anatomy of a Web Site" lesson worksheet for students

AIMS Members: $25 (through February 21st) or $35 (After February 21st)
NON AIMS Members: $50 (through February 21st) or $60 (After February 21st)


Optional purchase of book, "Combating Plagiarism" by workshop speaker Terry Darr is also available at an additional cost of $35.  Books will be available at the event and cost will be added to event invoice, if purchased.  


Please note that NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations for this class after February 25th. 



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