For immediate release | September 5, 2017

LLAMA webinar explores 21st Century library ethics

CHICAGO — As the world becomes increasingly digital, information politics have become more convoluted and can impact libraries profoundly. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “21st Century Library Ethics,” at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, Sept. 13. This webinar will explore what the current political climate means for library ethics and how librarians can shape the future and be a force for positive change in their communities.

Presenter Sarah Houghton will discuss the ALA Library Bill of Rights and Professional Code of Ethics, as well as library initiatives around the world that bring attention to various aspects of library ethics including privacy, threats to intellectual freedom, free speech, and freedom of information access.

After viewing this webinar, attendees will have:

-A fresh understanding of ALA Library Bill of Rights

-A new perspective on the ALA Professional Code of Ethics

-Increased awareness of real-world scenarios impacted by our ethics

-Greater awareness of library initiatives meant to address key ethical principles

This webinar will help participants increase their competence in professional ethics, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who Should Attend: All library workers who are concerned about the core ethical principles to which the library profession dedicates itself.

Presenter: 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 at

Registration fees: 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; Student: $29

Register online:

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

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association ( 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.


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

American Library Association

Library Leadership and Management Association