Information Ethics

Jul 2019 | 256pp

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Information Ethics
Reflection and practice

David McMenemy

A practical, comprehensive guide to ethical issues in library and information work. 

This book considers the over-arching ethical concepts impacting on all library and information professionals and will be of interest to both practitioners and students. Practical guidance to ethical dilemmas is provided through discussion of international real-world examples of actual ethical situations throughout the text. A resource guide and suggestions for further reading are provided and model policies that can be used by practitioners to support ethical practice are included as appendices. 

Readership: LIS professionals, students and researchers.

1. Introduction: ethics and the library and information professional 
2. Information ethics - figures and philosophies 
3. Professional associations and professionalism 
4. Freedom of access and expression 
5. Understanding user needs 
6. Protection of ideas and the cultural record 
7. Information ethics and democracy 
8. Managing technology 
9. Conclusions 
10. Further reading 
11. Model AUPs 
12. Model stock development policies 
13. Model diversity policies
14. Model mission statements

David McMenemy BA(Hons) MSc MCLIP FHEA is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. He has over 10 years’ experience in public libraries, with roles in reference and lending services, digitization, and, finally, working on the roll-out programme for the People’s Network in a large city service. He is a former editor of Library Review and has authored and co-authored several books for Facet Publishing including The Public Library, Delivering Digital Services: a handbook for public libraries and learning centres, Librarianship: an introduction and The Public Library Training Handbook: a frontline service delivery manual.

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