LLAMA Webinar: 21st Century Library Ethics

Wednesday, 10/11/2017
  • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Pacific)

As the world goes increasingly digital, the climate surrounding information politics becomes increasingly convoluted. Libraries are caught in the heart of these tangled issues.  Information issues impact libraries in no small way.

This webinar explains what the current political climate means for library ethics and how you as a librarian can encourage change for the better. We'll cover the ALA Library Bill of Rights and Professional Code of Ethics, as well as library initiatives around the world to bring attention to various aspects of library ethics including privacy, threats to intellectual freedom, free speech, and freedom of information access. Librarians have the power to shape the future; learn how you can be a force for positive change in your community.

This webinar addresses ethics, one of LLAMA’s 14 Foundational Leadership Competencies.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will have:

  • Fresh understanding of ALA Library Bill of Rights
  • Fresh understanding of ALA Professional Code of Ethics
  • Awareness of real-world scenarios impacted by our ethics
  • Awareness of library initiatives meant to address key ethical principles

Who Should Attend

All library workers, as the core ethical principles to which the library profession dedicates itself are covered.


Sarah Houghton is the Director for the San Rafael Public Library (California), a two library system serving a city of 60,000. Since 2003 she has written the popular Librarian in Black blog website at http://librarianinblack.net. 



LLAMA member $49;
Non-LLAMA member $59;

LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199;
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

*Recordings are available for purchase for one year following the webinar presentation.

How to Register

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements

This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.


For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.