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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 is an independent trainer and consultant for school libraries and has worked as a school librarian for over 15 years both in the independent and maintained sectors. She has written the SLA e-learning courses on EPQ and  Academic Honesty. She has run courses for sixth form students, teachers and librarians in areas of information literacy, personal and behavioural management and has also helped schools with design for sixth form spaces. Sarah speaks regularly at numerous library conferences and training events and is co-author of The Innovative School Librarian. She is a member of the National SLG Committee and Information Literacy Group Committee for CILIP.

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.
  • 26 November 2019, 09:15-16:00: Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX [Map]
    Discounted prices for 2nd place delegates (accompanying a full paying individual from the same school). Please contact the SLA office for details.Book Online
    Discount Deadline: 15 October 2019; Closing Date: 11 November 2019