Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE)

Charge

The council committee on professional ethics shall augment the Code of Ethics by explanatory interpretations and additional statements, prepared by this committee or elicited from other units of ALA. When units of the association develop statements dealing with ethical issues, a copy will be sent to the committee on professional ethics for review so that it may be compared to the existing ALA code of ethics in order to determine whether or not conflicts occur.

Roster

Sara Dallas (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Mrs. Rosanne Marie Cordell (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Sara Dallas (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Xiaoyu Duan (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Angela Fisher Hall (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Andrew J. Harant (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Scott P. Muir (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. Steven Phalen (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Pianran Wang (Intern, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Ivy Noelle Weir (Intern, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Audra L. Caplan (PLA Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Danise G. Hoover (RUSA Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Jason F. Kuhl (PLA Liaison, June 30, 2016, to July 1, 2018)
Abigail Leigh Phillips (YALSA Liaison, June 30, 2016, to July 1, 2017)
Michael C. Robinson (LITA Liaison, June 30, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Beth Schuck (ACRL Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Catherine B. Soehner (LLAMA Liaison, June 30, 2016, to July 1, 2018)
Ms. Jodi L. Spillane (ALCTS Liaison, July 1, 2012, to July 31, 2018)
Hilda K. Weisburg (AASL Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
John C. DeSantis (ALA Executive Board Liaison, June 30, 2016, to July 4, 2017)
James LaRue (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2020)
Kristin Pekoll (Staff Liaison, February 1, 2015, to February 1, 2020)

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Composition

The Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) consists of 7 members appointed by the Council Committee on Committees, in cooperation with the ALA President-Elect.  Members serve a 2 year term and the Committee is led by the chair.