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 June 30, 2015)
Helen Ruth Adams (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Hilary Meg Albert (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Ms. Leigh Rifenburg (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Mary Jane Santos (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Ms. Jamie Lyn Segno (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Charles D. Hanson (United For Libraries Representative, July 2, 2013, to June 30, 2017)
Leslie Hicks (ASCLA Representative, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Danise G. Hoover (RUSA Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Sharon Hu (LITA Representative, July 3, 2013, to July 31, 2016)
Ms. Jodi L. Spillane (ALCTS Representative, July 1, 2012, to July 31, 2018)
Philip Tramdack (LLAMA Representative, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Emily Elizabeth Lawrence (Intern, July 1, 2014, to August 28, 2015)
Mr. Steven Phalen (Intern, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Deborah Caldwell-Stone (Staff Liaison, June 2, 2013, to January 31, 2015)

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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.