ALA Council

  • 1.  Ethic Statments

    Posted Dec 12, 2017 12:27 PM

    Good afternoon to all of my colleagues, I am sending this from snowy Saratoga Springs, NY. 

    I would like to remind you that ALA Council has a Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE).   COPE’s charge:   The council committee on professional ethics shall augment the Code of Ethics by explanatory interpretations and additional statements, prepared by this committee or elicited from other units of ALA. When units of the association develop statements dealing with ethical issues, a copy will be sent to the committee on professional ethics for review so that it may be compared to the existing ALA code of ethics in order to determine whether or not conflicts occur.

     If your unit is developing a statement dealing with ethical issues, please remember to send a copy to the Committee on Professional Ethics for review.  We are also available to lend a hand.  Thanks and please feel free to share this message with your units. 

     For more information about COPE, please visit  


    Sara Dallas