NTA-NET (Based on NTA-UGC) Library Science (Paper-II) Introduction to Library-Library and Information Profession Revision (Page 3 of 5)

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Librarianship as a Profession

  • Code of Professional Ethics for Librarians describes that “Goal of librarianship is to mediate between humanity & humanity’s store of recorded knowledge & information; to encourage informed, enlightened & empowered citizenry; & to join with others in fight for intellectual freedom & access to information. “

  • To build up this image for library & information profession & to establish quality, set of ethical codes has to be formulated & is to be practised by librarians & information

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Professional Ethics in Librarianship

  • Individual/personal ethics are fundamental to any set of ethical codes which are not explicitly stated in any professional code, as they are very often assumed to be basic to every situation.

  • There are differences in conception of ethical behaviour in different societies & culture.

  • To be effective professional ethics have to be perceived at various levels, appropriate to different cultures & situations.

  • These levels may be at primary, institutional, professional, nation

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