Ethics and Professionalism: Where do they diverge? Where do they converge? Join us for an e-Forum on this topic
Ethics and Professionalism: Where do they diverge? Where do they converge?
May 22-23, 2013
Hosted by the ACRL Committee on Ethics.
Moderators: Jonathan Cope and Kelly Laas
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Day 1 Topic: When Professionalism and Ethics Collide: A Case Study.
A university library debates whether to accept the papers of a politician with a troubling legacy, or not.
Day 2 Topic: The Crossroads of Ethics and Professionalism: The Role of Ethics in Professional Practice
A conversation about the role ethics plays in professional librarianship; the Code and real world application.
Jonathan Cope is a Reference/Instruction Librarian at the College of Staten Island (CSI), CUNY. Cope holds master's degrees in both library science and liberal studies. Recently, he has contributed a chapter to the edited collection Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010), which discusses the applicability of social power research to information literacy. Cope’s current research is focused on the ways in which library and information literacy work is situated within specific social, cultural, economic, and disciplinary contexts.
Kelly Laas is the Librarian of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She earned her MLS at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has worked on a number of National Science Foundation grants focusing on developing methods for working ethics education into technical courses, and is a co-coach of IIT’s Ethics Bowl team. She is the Vice Chair of the ACRL Committee on Ethics.
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