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Title:Ethics and the librarian (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October 29-31, 1989)
Contributor(s):Lancaster, F.W.
Subject(s):Librarians --Professional ethics --United States
Abstract:The Federal Bureau of Investigation was the catalyst that established the theme for the Twenty-First Allerton Institute, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Allerton House, October 29-31, 1989. The FBI's Library Awareness Program, if it had any merit, did raise a significant ethical conflict between the librarian's responsibility to preserve the confidentiality surrounding use of library materials and his or her responsibility as a citizen of the United States. The FBI's activities, along with an apparent increase in interest in ethical matters in society as a whole, suggested "professional ethics" as an appropriate theme for a conference of librarians in 1989.
Issue Date:1991
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (31st : 1989)
Genre:Conference Proceeding (whole)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-02

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