NOTE: Instruction librarians typically focus on teaching students to find and evaluate information. Use the material from the module to expand teaching repertoires.
- Suggestion: In a library instruction meeting, have your colleagues read Jaschik’s article “It's culture, not morality” in Inside Higher Ed (February 3, 2009). Then ask them individually or as a group to figure out ways to join the campus conversation on academic honesty as well as ways to incorporate materials about citing sources and academic honesty into their course-related sessions. (See Lecture Materials)
- Suggestion: Read your institution’s academic honesty policy and as a group discuss ways that you can contribute to students’ understanding of the policy. Then ask each librarian to redesign a one-shot instruction session to include at least some information about the policy. We recommend making this additional material conversational rather than threatening.
- Suggestion: Students live in a world of greater online “socialibility” with blogs, wikis, Second Life, and more. Some students may want to cite information found in one of these sources. Figure out ways or guidelines to help students cite these sources.