Legal Responsibilities & Ethics
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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News / Last Modified: 05 September 2019
OCLC’s WebJunction program and the nonprofit Legal Services Corporation are partnering to design and deliver a national online training course to public library staff that will strengthen access to civil legal justice.
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...
News / Last Modified: 16 August 2019
This summer WebJunction is pleased to host, in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, a two-part webinar series exploring library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and con...
Webinar / Last Modified: 08 August 2019
Part two in a two-part series, this webinar explores library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality.
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...