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Ethical Principles + Professional Practice = Public Trust

Ethical Principles + Professional Practice = Public Trust

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  1. Ethical Principles+Professional Practice=Public Trust Bill Myers University of Kansas 2003 ALADN Conference

  2. What we will address • Who are we? (professional background/experience) • To whom are we responsible and whom do we serve? • Integration of interests: public service, collection development, fundraising • Review existing guides for ethical principles and professional practice • Role of the library development professional • Discussion of pertinent case studies

  3. Materials we will consider • Library Bill of Rights (ALA) • Donor Bill of Rights (AAFRC, AHP, AFP, CASE) • ALA Code of Ethics • AFP Code of Ethical Principles

  4. Who are we?

  5. To whom are we responsible and whom do we serve?

  6. Integration of interests • Public service • Collection development • Fundraising

  7. Library Bill of Rights The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

  8. Library Bill of Rights • Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

  9. Library Bill of Rights • Libraries should provide material and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

  10. Library Bill of Rights • Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

  11. Library Bill of Rights • Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

  12. Library Bill of Rights • A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

  13. Library Bill of Rights • Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

  14. The Donor Bill of Rights Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  15. The Donor Bill of Rights • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

  16. The Donor Bill of Rights • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

  17. The Donor Bill of Rights • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

  18. The Donor Bill of Rights • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

  19. The Donor Bill of Rights • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

  20. The Donor Bill of Rights • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

  21. The Donor Bill of Rights • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

  22. The Donor Bill of Rights • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

  23. The Donor Bill of Rights • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

  24. The Donor Bill of Rights • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

  25. American Library AssociationCode of Ethics • We provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests.

  26. American Library AssociationCode of Ethics • We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources.

  27. American Library AssociationCode of Ethics • We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.

  28. American Library AssociationCode of Ethics • We recognize and respect intellectual property rights.

  29. American Library AssociationCode of Ethics • We treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees of our institutions.

  30. American Library AssociationCode of Ethics • We do not advance private interests at the expense of library users, colleagues, or our employing institutions.

  31. American Library AssociationCode of Ethics • We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties and do not allow our personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims f our institutions or the provision of access to their information resources.

  32. American Library AssociationCode of Ethics • We strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing our knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession.

  33. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles AFP members aspire to: • Practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust;

  34. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Act according to the highest standards and visions of their organization, profession and conscience;

  35. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Put philanthropic mission above personal gain;

  36. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Inspire others through their own sense of dedication and high purpose;

  37. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Improve their professional knowledge and skills, so that their performance will better serve others;

  38. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Demonstrate concern for the interests and well-being of individuals affected by their actions;

  39. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Value the privacy, freedom of choice and interests of all those affected by their actions;

  40. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values, and treat all people with dignity and respect;

  41. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Affirm, through personal giving, a commitment to philanthropy and its role in society;

  42. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations;

  43. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Advocate within their organizations, adherence to all applicable laws and regulations;

  44. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Avoid even the appearance of any criminal offense or professional misconduct;

  45. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Bring credit to the fund-raising profession by their public demeanor;

  46. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Encourage colleagues to embrace and practice these ethical principles and standards of professional practice; and

  47. Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsCode of Ethical Principles • Be aware of the codes of ethics promulgated by other professional organizations that serve philanthropy.

  48. Helpful Web Sites American Library Association ala.org Library Bill of Rights ALA Code of Ethics Association of Fundraising Professionals afp.org AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice Donor Bill of Rights

  49. Helpful Web Sites Certified Fund Raising Executives cfre.org CFRE Int’l Accountability Standards American Association of Fundraising Counsel aafrc.org AAFRC Standards of Practice