Ethics Committee


To increase awareness of professional ethics in academic librarianship; to enhance awareness of the ethical context of service in an academic library; to educate academic librarians on how to address ethical issues effectively; to articulate core ethical principles that define the interpretation of ethical issues in the workplace; to promote awareness of academic librarianship ethics on the part of the communities served; through its work, to improve the quality of academic library service and of the atmosphere in which it takes place.


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• Minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members).
• Chair serves as ex-officio member on the ALA Professional Ethics Committee
• Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee


The Ethics Committee was created by the ACRL Board of Directors.

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Staff Liaison

Kathryn Deiss
Content Specialist
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2529