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Library ethics and access

Libraries and their staff increasingly find themselves navigating challenges related to intellectual freedom, censorship, and intolerance towards diverse perspectives, especially evident in instances of LGBTQ+ book bans and restrictions on library programs. The IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Professionals underscores the librarian's duty to provide unrestricted access to information, promote inclusivity, and eliminate discrimination, emphasizing equal rights for all, irrespective of various characteristics. Read More

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  • 20 December 2023

Law libraries provide access and awareness

Law libraries are tasked with ensuring that people around the world can exercise their right to information and more particularly in the work of ensuring access to justice in an inclusive manner. These values guide the work of the IFLA Law Libraries Section. Read More

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  • 20 December 2023

Library values – RISS values

According to the IFLA Code of Ethics for librarians and other information professionals, librarianship is value rich, underlying all the activities that are included in that work, across different library types and parts of the world, supported by different shaped communities and varying professional approaches. Read More

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  • 20 December 2023