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Code of Ethics – Political Activity


Since libraries are public informational utility, it is incumbent on professional library directors to operate within a politically neutral environment. Library directors should not as a matter of professional ethics become actively involved in political campaigns of candidates for offices which have influence over appointments of trustees. Directors and other key staff should not become involved in political campaigns which may leave them compromised in their ability to work professionally with the community, and being perceived as a neutral, unbiased source of information.

(Professional code of ethics adopted by Missouri Public Library Directors Group, 1995)

(Adopted 5/8/95)