Ethics + YouTube at Annual Conference

Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference, Uncategorized

Have you watched a good video lately? Have you faced a difficult situation in the library that called for ethical decision-making? ALA’s Committee on Professional Ethics invites you to join us for an exciting and interactive program at Annual Conference:

Alice Down the YouTube: Ethical Training in the Online Wonderland

Sunday, July 12, 2009, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., McCormick Place West, Room W-185

We’ll view a variety of YouTube videos that deal with everyday ethical issues in the library and meet the creators of these entertaining and thought-provoking productions. The panel will consider questions such as: What ethical issues are critical for your library and why? What makes YouTube an effective medium for delivering ethical training? How can we best convey the values and ethical expectations of the profession to both new and experienced employees? We look forward to audience participation in a question and answer session after each video as well. Please join us!

Speakers: Michael Denton, King County Library System in Seattle, WA; Dan Conley, Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) at the University at Buffalo; Eric Faden, Associate Professor of English and Film/Media Studies at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pennsylvania; and Kathy Shields, a recent graduate of the MLIS program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Moderated by Patricia Clark, Reference Archivist at Texas Tech University and member of the Committee on Professional Ethics.