Survey: Awareness of Professional Ethics


I am writing to you on behalf of Sara Dallas, chair of ALA’s Committee on Professional Ethics with a request for your participation in a survey and for your help disseminating the invitation to any and all librarians. The purpose of this survey is to examine the awareness of professional ethics and principles within the LIS profession.  For the purposes of this survey, we will define professional ethics and principles to include access to information, intellectual freedom, privacy, copyright, and professional conduct.

I am sending this survey request to

  • ALA leadership, including councilors, divisions, and round tables (and their staff liaisons)
  • State Chapter Leadership
  • LM-Net, Publib, ARSL, ALISE

Please take a moment, in addition to taking the survey yourself, to share it with the listservs that you are a part of and the library related social media channels that you manage. Specifically, please invite local librarians that may not have professional memberships. Sara would like to be able to review results at Annual Conference so she is asking for a deadline of May 23, 2017.

Sincerely, liaison for the Committee on Professional Ethics,


Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director

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