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Ethics and Ethical Challenges in Library Instruction
Journal of Library Administration (2008)
  • Michelle Jacobs
Abstract
The role of librarian has been changing especially in regard to teaching. Little has been written about the ethical issues librarians face in the role of teacher and in relation to other faculty members and students. With the current increase in attempted censorship of academics it is clear that librarians need to take an active role in protecting academic freedoms for themselves as well as their collections. There is the additional issue as to the type of ethics they teach students in library instruction sessions and in their own publishing. It is essential that librarians develop a more defined role in the academic landscape and identify the ethical issues most pertinent to them as they take on these modified roles.
Keywords
  • Intellectual freedom,
  • academic freedom,
  • intellectual diversity,
  • librarians,
  • instruction librarians,
  • ethics,
  • plagiarism,
  • librarian roles,
  • e-learning,
  • emerging technologies,
  • pedagogical strategy,
  • librarian roles
Publication Date
September, 2008
Citation Information
Michelle Jacobs. "Ethics and Ethical Challenges in Library Instruction" Journal of Library Administration Vol. 47 Iss. 3&4 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mjl/4/