The Library Consultants Interest Group (LCIG - formerly ILEX) has developed a Library Consultants Code of Ethics (shown below and attached.) There will be an Open Forum to discuss the draft code at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.
Sunday, January 22, 4-5:30 pm, DCC D224
We invite all library consultants, whether independent or part of a library organization, to join us at the Open Forum to discuss the Code of Ethics.
Library Consultants Code of Ethics
The purpose of this Code is to help library consultants maintain their professionalism and adhere to high ethical standards as they provide services to clients and in their dealings with their colleagues and in their commitment to the public and the library profession. The individual members must use their judgment to apply these principles.
10. If within the scope of my engagement, I will report to appropriate authorities within or external to the client organization any occurrences of malfeasance, dangerous behavior, or illegal activities.
11. I will respect the rights of consulting colleagues and consulting firms and will not use their proprietary information or methodologies without permission.
12. I will represent the library profession with integrity and professionalism in my relations with my clients, colleagues, and the general public.
13. I will not advertise my services in a deceptive manner nor misrepresent or denigrate individual consulting practitioners, consulting firms, or the consulting profession.
This Code of Ethics is based on a Code developed by the Institute of Management Consultants. We thank IMC for their permission to use their Code as the basis of this Code.
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