Professional Values Committee


To provide support and guidance to the ACRL Board regarding the professional principles and values of academic and research librarians; to engage ACRL members in sustaining and enhancing efforts to promote the ethics, intellectual freedom, and other principles and values; to develop informational and training materials that educate librarians and the public about the nature of and issues involved in ethics and intellectual freedom; to develop standards, policies, and policy statements for ACRL and contribute to revisions of the ALA Code of Ethics, the Library Bill of Rights, and the Intellectual Freedom Manual; to work with the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, and the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics to coordinate and advance ethics and intellectual freedom issues of interest to academic librarians and libraries; and  to collaborate with the liaisons to the ALA Professional Ethics and Intellectual Freedom Committees who also serve as members of the Committee. 


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  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
  • Two liaisons positions, one to the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and one to the Professional Ethics Committee will serve as committee members on the committee and are responsible for communication with the committee and among the associated ALA Committees and ACRL Board.  The liaisons will not concurrently serve in the chair or vice chair positions

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