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The library profession is guided by a Code of Ethics which explains our values, including privacy, copyright and fair use, equal access, stewardship, and integrity. We continue to serve our publics and garner good will because libraries are perceived as institutions operating in an ethical manner. The Clark Library, University of Portland, desired to empower its staff with a deepened understanding of library ethics. The Access Services Unit, composed of Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, Reference, Instruction, and a Digital Lab, implemented four activities to intentionally focus on ethics as applied to the day-to-day work of each unit.


Academic libraries--Personnel management; Academic libraries--Standards; Applied Ethics

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© 2019 Jane Scott, Heidi Senior.

Scott, J., & Senior, H. (2019, November). Empowering ethical practices: Activities for access services. Poster session presented at the Access Services Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Archived version is the final published version.

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Conference Presentation

Scott_and_Senior_Activities Handout Final.pdf (158 kB)
Activities Handout