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Monday, 6 June 2016

School Librarianship and Standards of Ethics, Values

·             Image result for school libraries School Librarianship and Standards of Ethics, Values and Normative Principles : As a pre-requisite every successful profession and its members are bound by defined standard ethical guidelines which govern the ways and means of the conduct of the profession and its members while they practice. School Librarianship is not an exception to this. The following is an extract from, IFLA School Library Guidelines (2015)p30. :                                                                     “Every one works in the School Library, including volunteers, should endeavor to embody the core values of librarianship : Stewardship, service, intellectual freedom, rationalism, literacy and learning, equity of access to recorded knowledge and information, privacy, and democracy.  The core values of equity of access to recorded knowledge and information and intellectual freedom are embodied in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the Values of IFLA ( www.ifla.org/about/more )" .