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  

Kay Mathiesen

School of Information

Don Fallis

University of Arizona

Date Written: September 5, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1264203

Kay Mathiesen (Contact Author)

School of Information ( email )

University of Arizona
Harvill 445D
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Don Fallis

University of Arizona ( email )

1515 East First Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
United States
520-621-3565 (Phone)
520-621-3279 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://sirls.arizona.edu/fallis

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