ALA Librarians' Code of Ethics
A. Librarians must provide the highest level of service through appropriate and usefully organized collections, fair and equitable circulation and service policies, and skillful, accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests for assistance.
B. Librarians must resist all efforts by groups or individuals to censor library materials.
C. Librarians must protect each user's right to privacy with respect for the information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed or acquired.
D. Librarians must adhere to the principles of due process and equality of opportunity in peer relationships and personnel actions.
E. Librarians must distinguish clearly in their actions and statements between their personal philosophies and attitudes and those of an institution or professional body.
F. Librarians must avoid situations in which personal interests might be served or financial benefits gained at the expense of the library users, colleagues, or the employing institution.
From: the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
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