Information Ethics and the Library Profession
HANDBOOK OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER ETHICS, Kenneth E. Himma and Herman T. Tavani, eds., John Wiley and Sons: New York, 2008
36 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2008
Date Written: September 5, 2008
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.
Keywords: librarianship, ethics, information professions, access to information, selection, censorship
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