Library Ethics: Earning Trust and Respect during Difficult Times
June 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
One common definition of ethics is the study of good vs. evil or right and wrong. In practical terms, a code of ethics establishes guidelines and processes for making decisions and taking action. Four principles that support ethical behavior in libraries are transparency, privacy, access to information, and fair and equal treatment.
In turbulent times, communicating these principles to the public and library personnel, and adhering to the letter and spirit of their ideas, can earn the trust and respect of your community and institution, even among people who disagree with you. And earn your staff and leadership a good night’s sleep when you have to make difficult decisions.
Topics include a brief history of the origins of library ethics, four principles of ethics, how they are embedded in current management and governance practices, and conflicting ethical codes in the library community.
Presented by :: Pat Wagner, trainer and consultant
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