Sep 2017 | 256pp
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A practical, comprehensive guide to ethical issues in library and information work.
This book considers the over-arching ethical concepts impacting on all library and information professionals and will be of interest to both practitioners and students. Practical guidance to ethical dilemmas is provided through discussion of international real-world examples of actual ethical situations throughout the text. A resource guide and suggestions for further reading are provided and model policies that can be used by practitioners to support ethical practice are included as appendices.
Readership: LIS professionals, students and researchers.
1. Introduction: ethics and the library and information professional
2. Information ethics - figures and philosophies
3. Professional associations and professionalism
4. Freedom of access and expression
5. Understanding user needs
6. Protection of ideas and the cultural record
7. Information ethics and democracy
8. Managing technology
10. Further reading
11. Model AUPs
12. Model stock development policies
13. Model diversity policies
14. Model mission statements