LT1 - Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics of the American Library Association

 

Please go to:

 

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/proethics/codeofethics/codeethics

 

Part 1:  Read through the entire Code of Ethics once.  Then re-read and paraphrase each of the eight principles below.  Use your own words.  If you don’t know what a concept is, such as “Intellectual freedom”, or “Intellectual property rights”, look it up. 

 

Principles of the Code of Ethics:

 

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VIII.

 

 

Part 2:  Based on the code above, describe how you would respond to the following scenario:

A student comes into the library to borrow a book, which happens to be checked out.  The student asks you to tell him/her who it is that has the book, as it might be a friend.  What do you do?  Why?