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Library ethics for non-librarians - Statement V - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

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ALA Library Code of Ethics Statement V: We treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees of our institutions.

The introduction of technology into our libraries and schools has given an interesting twist to our collegial relationships. We as librarians have one role that has grown in importance, staff trainer, and another that has grown in complexity, staff watchdog.

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Library ethics for non-librarians - Statement III - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Library ethics for non-librarians - Statement III - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

ALA Library Code of Ethics Statement III: We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.

Privacy issues are a hot-button topic as citizens become more aware of how easily technology can gather, hold and analyze personal data and how increasingly their own online activities can be monitored. As a society, we are weighing our individual need for privacy against our need for security and convenience. Schools reflect the societal concerns and the librarian is often placed in an advisory or even decision-making position regarding privacy issues.

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Library ethics for non-librarians - Statement IV - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

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ALA Library Code of Ethics Statement IV: We recognize and respect intellectual property rights.

It’s hard to remember, but intellectual property theft existed prior to electronic cutting and pasting, peer-to-peer music sharing services, and free term paper sites. It’s just that the speed, availability, and ease with which property can be copied have all led to greater instances of piracy, plagiarism, and even disdain for copyright laws.
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The New Librarianship Worldview

Your worldview dictates what is possible and often without even knowing it.

 

 


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