These courses concentrate on the skills needed for cataloguing resources in a school library. They are suitable for librarians new to the school sector or newly qualified. Library assistants and teachers involved in this aspect of library management will also find the courses useful. The courses are not an in depth guide to Dewey or any other cataloguing system but concentrate on adapting cataloguing to a schools environment, learning about classification, selecting keywords and an overview of automated systems. The courses are highly practical in delivery and the exercises can be used to teach students and staff to help with library orientation. The courses are fully supported with handouts and links to downloads of the materials used.
Alternatively I have written an onlinde course for SLA equivalent to a half day training session and you gain a certificate on completion for CPD evidence. For more details and registration click the link
I am also a trainer for the Access-It Software Library Management System and can be contacted for full or half day sessions for individuals or groups.
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Using the internet for research has many benefits but it can also encourage a "cut and paste" culture. Even at primary school little reward is given for understanding how the pictures, facts and concepts used in project work originate.These courses concentrate on understanding the importance of academic honesty and the penalties that are imposed if students are "caught out" in public examinations. The courses emphaise the approach to this subject taken by universities. The courses can cover what constitutes plagiarism and cultural diffences, spotting offences including online solutions such as Turnitin, teaching referencing styles and writing an academic honesty policy. The courses are suitable for librarians, library assistants,teachers and students. The courses are highly practical in delivery and are fully supported with handouts and links to downloads of the materials used. The course is adapted to suit the audience and could form part of staff INSET or as a unit for EPQ or IB Diploma students.
"The speaker led the workshop brilliantly and I received some great ideas and working documents that will be very useful in my own school."
"Sarah was inspiring, yet down to earth. I felt I could do a lot of the strategies she used and they would be appreciated in my school."
I have written a modular online course for the SLA on Academic Honesty and Avoiding Plagiarism. This is equivalent to a half day training session and you gain a certificate on completion for CPD evidence. For more details and registration click the link.