This is a short, self-paced online training program for Australian library staff.
You have 6 months in which to complete the course.
In a world of echo chambers and filter bubbles, extremism and anxiety, surveillance capital and big data, acting ethically with regards to information and communities has never been more important.
But what does it mean to act ethically from a library perspective?
Library and information workers are at the frontline when it comes to information ethics - we are asked to make ethical decisions every day. For example: how we treat different clients, what we do with the personal information we collect, what we add or discard from our library collections, our approach to intellectual property, our support of intellectual freedom and human rights, and how we support informed and active communities.
This course is about professional ethics - how library and information workers make decisions that reflect our purpose, principles and values.
How well do you understand the basics, and how well have you kept up with the issues and law surrounding information ethics?
This professional development unit consists of 4 simple modules and 5 case studies. You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon the successful completion of this course.