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Thursday, November 8 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Overcoming Today’s Ethical Challenges for Librarians and Vendors

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Librarians and information professionals are often faced with situations that require judgement of ethical behavior for the library, patrons and vendor relationships. Librarians encounter conflicts of interest, intellectual freedom issues, privacy matters, vendor and publisher relations dilemmas daily. And then there are shrinking and flat budgets and rapidly advancing technology that bring even more challenges for considering how to best serve patrons while practicing ethical behavior. Come learn about the multitude of ways that ethics in librarianship can be challenged and tactics that can be employed to overcome it. In addition, learn how to work and build ethical relationships with vendors, how vendors are held to a high standard of ethics and different ways to evaluate and keep transparency in the relationship. 

Our session will include a brief presentation followed by break out groups for lively discussion on some of the ethical issues we encounter in libraries along with Q&A from the audience. 


Damon Campbell

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Library
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Lisa Martincik [she / they]

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Iowa
I deal mostly but not exclusively with streaming video and licensing at an academic library. I also buy comic books.

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel