Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE)


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.


Kaetrena Davis Kendrick (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mary Jane Santos (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Jamie Lyn Segno (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Leslie Hicks (ASCLA Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Jodi L. Spillane (ALCTS Representative, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016)
Emily Elizabeth Lawrence (Intern, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 01/26/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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.