Instructing College Students on the Ethics of Information Use at the Reference Desk

A Guide and Literature Review

Ilka Datig, Beth Russell

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    Abstract

    As educators and members of the academic community, reference librarians should take a proactive stance toward instructing students about the ethics of information use. The authors summarize the best practices found in the existing library literature, consider the context of ethical information use from a global perspective, and make an argument for the role of librarians. Our goal is to provide a guide for librarians attempting to successfully integrate ethical issues, such as intellectual property and academic integrity, into their reference instruction.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)234-246
    Number of pages13
    JournalReference Librarian
    Volume55
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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    Keywords

    • ethics
    • intellectual property
    • reference librarians

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Library and Information Sciences

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    Instructing College Students on the Ethics of Information Use at the Reference Desk : A Guide and Literature Review. / Datig, Ilka; Russell, Beth.

    In: Reference Librarian, Vol. 55, No. 3, 01.01.2014, p. 234-246.

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