Combating student plagiarism: an academic librarian's guide

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Chandos, 2008 - Education - 183 pages
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Summary This practical book introduces readers to the current issues facing today's academic reference and instruction librarians grappling with the growing problem of student plagiarism. The book provides up-to-date overviews of student plagiarism, examples of ways in which librarians can educate students through proven instructional techniques, collaboration approaches and outreach methods, and discusses common problems and questions librarians may encounter when incorporating current anti-plagiarism instruction into their instructional services. Topics include: role of the academic librarian in combating student plagiarism, discipline-based approaches to combating student plagiarism, information literacy techniques and faculty/librarian collaboration. Key Features Investigates the issues surrounding the growth of instances of student plagiarism Discusses the academic librarian's role in combating student plagiarism Recommends effective outreach techniques and instructional methods for preventing plagiarism Provides examples of discipline based approaches for combating plagiarism in the classroom Identifies further readings related to anti-plagiarism instruction and information literacy The Author Lynn D. Lampert currently serves as the Chair of Reference & Instructional Services and Coordinator of Information Literacy and Instruction at California State University Northridge. She has published and presented nationally on information literacy trends and issues. She currently works with faculty and administrators on the development of university wide curriculum reform and development issues related to student information literacy skills attainment. Prior to joining the faculty at California State University Northridge, Lynn worked as an Information Specialist at California Lutheran University. Lynn received her Masters in Library & Information Science and her Masters in History from the University of California Los Angeles in 1998. Readership The book is intended primarily for academic instruction librarians, reference librarians, as well as library administrators. It will also be of interest to public, special and school librarians, academic LIS instructors, and higher education (non-library) instructors interested in developing educational solutions to combating student plagiarism and increasing students' understanding about the need to ethically work with information. Contents Society's pervasive culture of copying The role of the academic librarian in combating student plagiarism How do students and universities view plagiarism? Information literacy framework - working towards the ethical use of information by students Discipline-based approaches to combating student plagiarism Thwarting student plagiarism through collaborations: faculty-librarian partnerships and beyond Practical approaches to promoting citation methods and the ethical usage of information Plagiarism-detection software services and other uses of technology to combat student plagiarism Conclusion Appendix 1: discipline-specific examples of anti-plagiarism programming/pedagogy publications

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