Program on Ethics & Youth with Book Signing!

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

Every day leading to the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the OIF Blog will be featuring a special program, event, or opportunity awaiting attendees. Today we feature:

“Promoting Ethical Literacy in Youth: How Librarians Can Partner with Parents and Teachers”

Sunday, June 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Morial Convention Center, Room 243

Nearly one-third of U.S. parents, when asked to identify the biggest challenge to parenting today, point to ethical and moral issues.

ALA’s Committee on Professional Ethics will host the third program in its “Ethics in a Digital World” series, with distinguished speakers discussing ways in which librarians, parents, and teachers can work together to promote ethics to young people:

  • Michael Zimmer, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who studies ethical dimensions of new media and information technologies
  • Rushworth Kidder, President & Founder of the Institute for Global Ethics and bestselling author

After the program, Dr. Kidder will be signing copies of Good Kids, Tough Choices: How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing, winner of the 2011 Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the program.

Please join us Sunday, June 26th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center, Room 243.