Our Principles
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS POLICY
  1. Employees in the field of information services advocate freedom of information for all members of society stated in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements for and fulfill the requirements.
  2. The use of professional knowledge is the power of working in the field of information services.
  3. Employees in the field of information services behave equally to the information users in access to information regardless of their race, language, religion, gender, social status.
  4. Employees in the field of information services provide adequate and right information at the right time and perform his/her profession with adding value to the profession. So, they earn the respect of individuals, administration and society and preserve it.
  5. Employees in the field of information services respect and protect the rights of the copyright of producers.
  6. Employees in the field of information services provide information about people and they both give the right information and protect the confidentiality of private life.
  7. Employees in the field of information services remain committed to the principle of respecting confidentiality of each user's private life about the information requested or provided.
  8. Employees in the field of information services don’t show any wrong expression or display wrong behavior which impairs the reputations of members of profession, occupational group  or an information center with unfair and non-objective slanders.
  9. Employees in the field of information services avoid behaviors damaging his/her institution and the rights of the institution and they serve the purposes of the institution.
  10. Employees in the field of information services give more importance to professional interests than personal interests.
  11. Employees in the field of information services do not misuse his/her profession and task for personal gain.
  12. Employees in the field of information services strive for the adoption of these principles.
 
 
Turkish Librarians' Association 1996