Upcoming Workshops: Plagiarism, Bookmarking, Information Ethics and more

Milne Library is offering several upcoming workshops.

Plagiarism Workshops

Students plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, others procrastinate and panic, taking a few short cuts to get the assignment done. Some students think that text on a “group-developed” web page like Wikipedia does not have to be cited because it is “common knowledge” (not true!) Others genuinely do not understand how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly.

In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss how copyright laws and plagiarism rules apply to using material from the web. Students will learn how citing correctly can help avoid unintentional plagiarism. Students will also learn how to write a paragraph that successfully and clearly distinguishes paraphrases and quotes from original ideas and language.

  • Monday November 1, 4:00-5:00 PM, Room: Milne 213
  • Wednesday November 3, 5:00-6:00 PM, Room: Milne 213
  • Tuesday November 16, 2:30-3:30 PM, Room: Milne 213
  • Thursday November 18, 7:00-8:00 PM, Room: Milne 213

There is no pre-registration for the plagiarism workshops. Students can just come to the listed classroom at the times above.

GOLD Workshops

The following workshops are a part of the GOLD program, as a part of the Ruby Certificate.  Registration is through the GOLD program website:

Ethics and Laws of Online Information (Ruby Certificate Requirement)
Wednesday, November 3, 2:30-3:30 pm
Milne Library Room 109
Did you know there were laws governing how you can use the information you find on the internet? Students are constantly making ethical decisions and taking legal risks when using the internet. In this workshop, these issues will be explored using scenarios.
Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard, Library Faculty

Using Diigo Bookmarking Tool (Ruby)
Tuesday, November 2, 2:30-3:30 pm
Milne Library Room 104
No longer do you need to print web pages to highlight and take personalized notes! Diigo is a powerful research and collaboration tool that can help you save, organize, and share what you discover on the web. Students will learn how to save, annotate, tag and share their favorite sites while creating their own personal archive.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis, Library Faculty

Microsoft Word: Create Brochures and Newsletters (Ruby)
Tuesday, November 9, 2:30-3:30 pm
Milne Library Room 104 (Location may change–check GOLD web site)
A great way to increase awareness, interest and knowledge in today’s business world is through brochures and newsletters. Use them to promote your next event, advertise a product or location, or publicize a topic of interest. Learn to create these document types by using MS Word’s column, section and graphic features.
Instructor: Steve Dresbach, Technology Instructor, Milne Library

About Bonnie J. M. Swoger
Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, a small, public liberal arts college. I am interested in scientific communication in general and how we teach students about how scientists share information.

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