June 20, 2011

CILIP - Ethical Principles for Library & Information Professionals

CILIP  Policy (2011) on Ethical principles for library and information professionals recognises professional development as one of the professional ethics for Library & Information Professionals. 
Here are the 12 principles:

  1. Concern for the public good in all professional matters, including respect for diversity within society, and the promoting of equal opportunities and human rights
  2. Concern for the good reputation of the information profession
  3. Commitment to the defence, and the advancement, of access to information, ideas and works of the imagination. 
  4. Provision of the best possible service within available resources. 
  5. Concern for balancing the needs of actual and potential users and the reasonable demands of employers
  6. Equitable treatment of all information users. 
  7. Impartiality, and avoidance of inappropriate bias, in acquiring and evaluating information and in mediating it to other information users. 
  8. Respect for confidentiality and privacy in dealing with information users. 
  9. Concern for the conservation and preservation of our information heritage in all formats. 
  10. Respect for, and understanding of, the integrity of information items and for the intellectual effort of those who created them. 
  11. Commitment to maintaining and improving personal professional knowledge, skills and competences. 
  12. Respect for the skills and competences of all others, whether information professionals or information users, employers or colleagues.

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