Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services presents professional ethics from a managerial point-of-view, explaining how to implement ethical management systems in libraries and information services and presenting the necessary tools needed to understand the practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010. The examples and selected case studies will be helpful to professionals, teachers and students who want to both explore and apply ethics now and in the future.
Margarita Perez Pulido is a Professor at the University of Extremadura in Spain. She has a PhD in Documentation from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and over 20 years of experience as a teacher at the University of Extremadura and more than 12 years of experience as a professional in libraries and documentation services. She has conducted professional work for the Government of Extremadura and was the Director of the Documentation Service. Margarita has published three handbooks on librarianship and library management, and planning, and numerous articles on information ethics in national and international professional journals.
1. Introduction. Why deal with ethics within an organization? 2. Individual ethics, professional ethics and organizational ethics 3. The ethical dimension in libraries and other organizational information services 4. The quality-management contribution to the ethical behavior of the organization 5. The ISO 26000:2010, Guidance on Social Responsibility. Concept and practical application. 6. Conclusion