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

Martin L. Garnar (Chair, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Mary Jane Santos (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Beth Schuck (ACRL Representative, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Helen Ruth Adams (Member, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Hilary Meg Albert (Member, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Mrs. Rosanne Marie Cordell (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Sara Dallas (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Scott P. Muir (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. Steven Phalen (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Leigh Rifenburg (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Mary Jane Santos (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Ms. Jamie Lyn Segno (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Francisca Goldsmith (YALSA Representative, May 12, 2015, to July 31, 2015)
Charles D. Hanson (United For Libraries Representative, July 2, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Leslie Hicks (ASCLA Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Danise G. Hoover (RUSA Representative, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Dr. Sharon Hu (LITA Representative, July 3, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Ms. Jodi L. Spillane (ALCTS Representative, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016)
Philip Tramdack (LLAMA Representative, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Emily Elizabeth Lawrence (Intern, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Steven Phalen (Intern, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Ms. Ivy Noelle Weir (Intern, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
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.