ALA Unit/Subunit: AASL
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
College bound high school students are living in a world of digital intertexuality where information blends together without clear boundaries. Ethical use of this information avalanche is challenging. Unfortunately, plagiarism violations are often treated by punishment instead of education. High school librarians are uniquely positioned to educate students about plagiarism prevention through information literacy instruction. This preparation in high school can help students avoid plagiarism problems in college when the stakes are much higher. Using conclusions gained from a three year case study of the plagiarism patterns of high school juniors and seniors, participants will learn how to create a unique, flexible plagiarism prevention program which meets the needs of their school community.