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, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Hilary Meg Albert (Member, June 28, 2011, to July 2, 2013)
Rachel Garza Carreon (Member, June 30, 2010, to June 26, 2012)
Carrie Leslie Gits (Member, January 6, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Marilyn L. Hinshaw (Member, June 30, 2011, to July 2, 2012)
Mr. Donald Rowe (Member, June 28, 2011, to July 2, 2013)
Philip Tramdack (Member, June 28, 2011, to July 2, 2013)
Dr. Karen W. Gavigan (AASL Liaison, January 6, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Danise G. Hoover (RUSA Representative, June 28, 2011, to July 3, 2012)
Mike Kastellec (LITA Representative, July 1, 2011, to June 13, 2013)
Jean F. Porter (ASCLA Representative, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2012)
Ms. Leigh Rifenburg (Intern, June 28, 2011, to July 2, 2013)
Temitope Toriola (Intern, June 30, 2010, to June 26, 2012)
Angela Maycock (Staff Liaison, May 25, 2011, to June 2, 2013)

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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.