A library must function with integrity in order to function well. This book looks at a broad range of library functions through the lens of integrity and ethics. This largely unexplored area of study is handled exceptionally well by the library and information professionals contained in these pages. This book addresses the ethical and integrity issues that may come up in the day to day workings of the library as well considerations for the ethical education of our future librarians.
Within a framework based on the ethical issues that are attached with information management, this book examines the impact of the US Patriot Act, library authentication and access management, plagiarism and social networking.
This material was published in the Journal of Library Administration.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Amy L. Besnoy
2. Ethics Education for Information Professionals Toni Carbo
3. Library Managers and Ethical Leadership: A Survey of Current Practices from the Perspective of Business Ethics Adele Barsh and Amy Lisewski
4. Libraries and the USA PATRIOT Act: Values in Conflict Chris Matz
5. Fair Use: Law, Ethics and Librarians Rebecca R. Pressman
6. In the Matter of Plagiarism … Practice Makes Imperfect Wallace Koehler
7. Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Systems Patrick M. Drinan and Tricia Bertram Gallant
8. Ethical Issues Implicit in Library Authentication and Access Management: Risks and Best Practices Pam Dixon
9. Ethical Issues in Collection Development Locke J. Morrisey
10. The Ethics and Integrity of Cataloging Anna M. Ferris
11. Social Networking as Ethical Discourse: Blogging a Practical and Normative Library Ethic Amanda Clay Powers
12. Ethics and Ethical Challenges in Library Instruction Michelle Leigh Jacobs
13. The Ethics of Participatory Librarianship R. David Lankes
Amy L. Besnoy is a faculty member and reference librarian at the University of San Diego in the Helen K. and James S. Copley Library. Ms. Besnoy’s publications related to information ethics and academic integrity include “Academic Integrity in a Cut and Paste World: Lost Cause or Pedagogical Possibility?” (International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society) and “Detecting Digital Plagiarism on College Campuses” (insITes).