November 2020 Site of the Month

The Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the Instruction Section of ACRL is pleased to announce that a new Site of the Month interview has been posted to our committee website.

November 2020 Site of the Month: Academic Integrity
Interview with: Ahmed Alwan, Yi Ding, Melissa Rassibi
Interviewer: Brittany O’Neill

Project Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a nationwide sudden transition to remote teaching. Among all the challenges instructors are faced with, there is a growing call for post-secondary institutions to proactively address academic integrity. As experts in information literacy, academic librarians are poised to play a substantial role in providing instruction on academic integrity. The LibGuide aims to teach students about academic integrity. We applied various tools to ensure a visually pleasing presentation of instructional content with accessible interactions. More importantly, we used plain language to explain not only complicated concepts such as the importance of attribution and citation and how intellectual property is a legal and social construct, but also institutional policies. Since the guide was originally intended for international students, we created it with culturally responsive teaching in mind and aim to address the educational, linguistic, and cultural challenges diverse students might face to avoid plagiarism.

The full interview is available here.

To see the archive of previous Site of the Month interviews, please see

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