Legal Responsibilities & Ethics

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Core to the library mission, legal responsibilities and ethics encompass many of the core rights of the individuals who use our libraries. Ensuring intellectual freedom, copyright and intellectual property rights, privacy and access to Americans with disabilities, are all important to our work. Find resources covering all aspects of library ethics and legal responsibilities.

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Open and Shut: Privacy and Data Literacy for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

Since the early twentieth century, public libraries across the United States have defended the privacy rights of its patrons.

Yet, as networked digital tools become more sophisticated at collecting, storing, and sharing information about us, p...

Social Library, Law Edition

 News / Last Modified: 25 July 2019

With seven examples of libraries providing their communities with access to legal information and services, we've made this the 'Law Edition' in our Social Library series. Libraries are collaborating with partners for programs, workshops, clinics, an...