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Reference & Instruction Guide: Ethics and Policies
Policies, procedures, best practices and training guide, for reference and instruction services.
Most professions operate under a code of ethics or principles appropriate for their field. These principles help us make decisions between what is right and what is wrong. Library professionals follow the Code of Ethics adopted by the American Library Association (ALA).
The ALA's Library Bill of Rights tells users what they can expect when they use a library. The Library Bill of Rights guides our services.
Reference Librarians adhere to certain behavioral guidelines in assisting users and responding to requests for information. Always keep in mind that reference transactions are confidential. Certain medical, legal, and business questions may require a response that goes beyond the scope of what a Reference Librarian is able to legally provide.
Candle -- How will this action look in the light? Would a reasonable person conclude you acted properly? Consider talking to your MAHE senator if concerned over a possible disciplinary action could take place.
Food and Drinks in the Library
Food and drinks are allowed to be brought into the library by patrons. However, food and drink may not be consumed while working at a computer station.
To maintain a professional atmosphere, LCC Librarians are not allowed to bring food to the Research Help Desk. A drink is allowed in the LCC Library purchased container.
Librarians are entitled to 15-minute breaks when they work for a four-hour desk shift. Please inform the Library Help Zone staff on duty when taking your break so students can be informed when you are available.