Imperatives for a Code of Conduct and Ethics for Librarians in Nigeria

  • II Ekoja

Abstract

This paper discusses the imperatives for a code of conduct and ethics for librarians in Nigeria. It observes that librarians need it for professional growth and development, as well as personal well being. The specific areas that a code of conduct and ethics can help the profession, library users,  practitioners, the entire Nigerian society and humanity were identified. It assists in facilitating unhindered access to information, makes librarians responsible to users and the society; guarantees privacy and secrecy of users’ data while encouraging transparent services; promotes open access while also protecting intellectual property rights; encourages neutrality, personal integrity and acquisition of professional skills; and makes librarians responsible to their colleagues, employers and the profession.
Published
2013-07-12
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1596-5422