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ERIC Number: ED359952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 15
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Library Ethics: An Aspirational and Culturally Sensitive Alternative to Its Commandments.
Spivey, Mark A.
Cultural diversity raises dilemmas for the library profession, some of which are difficult to resolve on the basis of its absolutist ethical prescriptions. Psychological studies of class, cultural, and gender differences in moral reasoning support a professional ethics based upon care and cultural sensitivity, instead of universal and obligatory principles. Librarians can change their professional codes of conduct, in order to express more realistically their aspirations and community responsibilities, while accommodating social differences. (Contains 19 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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