PDT402 - Getting The Most Out Of The Library: Information and Copyright Literacy

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Subject Title
Getting The Most Out Of The Library: Information and Copyright Literacy

Subject Description
You will be introduced to Information Literacy and discover how to integrate it into your course.  You will also learn how to incorporate the latest resources into your courses:  online videos, articles, e-books etc. Seneca?s copyright guidelines will also be discussed.

Credit Status
This subject is a credit towards the Excellence in Educating Adults-Advanced, Recognition of Achievement program – 2nd level.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Use Library Search to identify material for your courses
  2. Locate subject guides and databases for your programs
  3. List the library tutorials that match the goals of your course
  4. Use the FAQ knowledgebase to answer common questions
  5. Identify library services for FCET faculty and students
  6. Locate free resources for your course
  7. Apply copyright guidelines effectively

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Please note that this is an advanced level workshop and it is strongly suggested that you complete the existing 6 professional development and training workshops before taking this workshop.

Topic Outline
Traditional classroom delivery mode

  1. 5 tips for getting the most out of the library
  2. Ideas and assignments to support Information Literacy
  3. Free Resources
  4. Copyright Literacy

Mode of Instruction
In Class

  1. A six hour workshop
  2. Discussions, group discussions, and skills application
  3. Assigned readings
  4. A written post-module assignment

Prescribed Texts

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
The assignment is to be completed within 2 weeks following the module.  Details to be provided in class.

Approved by: Sandra Noble