Ch 13: Equal Access & Ethical Use of Library Information

About This Chapter

This chapter focuses on equal access of library information services and the ethical use of this information. These lessons can boost your existing knowledge if you are preparing for a test or looking to increase your knowledge of the library media fields.

Equal Access & Ethical Use of Library Information - Chapter Summary

From intellectual property laws to plagiarism, this chapter provides details about the ways in which library information can be used and misused. You can also review citation and writing formats and equitable service policies in libraries. Lessons about school library organization, professional ethics and positive learning environments are also contained in this chapter. After you have studied this material, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand strategies used to ensure open access to library services
  • Use methods to organize library information
  • Outline how to create a positive learning environment and explain the importance of doing this
  • Describe ethics in regard to intellectual freedom and access to library information
  • Define intellectual property and detail laws that address this concept
  • Apply techniques to prevent plagiarism in the classroom
  • Provide details about APA, MLA and Chicago Citation styles

In each lesson, you can learn from expert instructors and have the option to print lesson transcripts for quick and easy reference. Lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device, so you can fit studying conveniently into your current schedule. Short self-assessment quizzes allow you to demonstrate your full understanding of the material covered in one lesson before you move on to the next.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Equal Access & Ethical Use of Library Information
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Equitable & Open Access for Library Services

1. Equitable & Open Access for Library Services

Libraries today are tasked with providing visitors equitable and open access to library materials. This lesson will discuss equitable and open access and provide suggestions for promoting both as part of a library program.

Organizing School Library Facilities

2. Organizing School Library Facilities

This lesson looks at considerations and methods for organizing the physical resources within the library facilities to provide equitable access for all users, including individuals with disabilities.

Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance

3. Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance

One of the most important things a teacher can do is provide a positive learning experience. Setting up a positive learning environment is tricky, but not difficult. Get ready to learn about how to do this and why.

Professional Ethics in the Library Program

4. Professional Ethics in the Library Program

Lesson Objective: This lesson covers the eight statements put forth by the ALA that serves as a guide for professional and ethical decision making even when confronted with ethical dilemmas.

What is Intellectual Property? - Definition & Laws

5. What is Intellectual Property? - Definition & Laws

Intellectual property rights are an important aspect of the modern economy. In this lesson, you'll learn about intellectual property rights and some of the relevant laws. A short quiz follows.

Addressing & Preventing Plagiarism in the Classroom

6. Addressing & Preventing Plagiarism in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will define plagiarism, discuss common reasons for students plagiarizing or being tempted to plagiarizing, writing problems that may lead to plagiarism, and tips for teachers to minimize plagiarism in the classroom.

What is APA Format? - Style & Definition

7. What is APA Format? - Style & Definition

This is an introduction to the writing style guide and format produced by the American Psychological Association, known as APA style. These style rules are often used for publications in the social sciences.

What is MLA Format?

8. What is MLA Format?

MLA format is one of the most common structures for organizing a paper in academic writing. In this video, we will cover the basics of MLA format, focusing on citing within the text and creating a Works Cited page.

What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

9. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

In this video, we cover the basics of the Chicago Manual of Style. This writing format is popular among those in the editing field and may be the preferred style of many professors in technical writing, law, and even some English courses.

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