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Information Ethics and the Library Profession


Kay Mathiesen


University of Arizona

Don Fallis


University of Arizona

September 5, 2008

HANDBOOK OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER ETHICS, Kenneth E. Himma and Herman T. Tavani, eds., John Wiley and Sons: New York, 2008

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We consider the mission of the librarian as an information provider and the core value that gives this mission its social importance. Our focus here is on those issues that arise in relation to the role of the librarian as an information provider. In particular, we focus on questions of the selection and organization of information, which bring up issues of bias, neutrality, advocacy, and children's rights to access information.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 36

Keywords: librarianship, ethics, information professions, access to information, selection, censorship

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Date posted: September 6, 2008  

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Mathiesen, Kay and Fallis, Don, Information Ethics and the Library Profession (September 5, 2008). HANDBOOK OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER ETHICS, Kenneth E. Himma and Herman T. Tavani, eds., John Wiley and Sons: New York, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1264203

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Kay Mathiesen (Contact Author)
University of Arizona ( email )
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Don Fallis
University of Arizona ( email )
1515 East First Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
United States
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