PINES Code of Ethics

Organization:  Georgia PINES
Date:  November 10, 1999

Georgia Code 21-5-1
Georgia Canons of Ethics
ALA Statement on Professional Ethics 1975, 1988, 1995


I acknowledge that I have an obligation to the Georgia PINES Project:

  • I shall not violate the privacy and confidentiality of information entrusted to me or to which I may gain access, including a patron's private information or reading records. A patron's personal information, history, or records will not be provided to anyone without legal authorization. Further, I agree to take appropriate action in regard to any illegal or unethical practices that come to my attention.
  • I shall not use knowledge of a confidential nature to further my personal interests or for personal gain.
  • I have an obligation to the PINES Project to use equipment and software only for the purposes intended.
  • I shall keep my personal skills and knowledge up-to-date and insure that proper expertise is available to the public as needed.
  • I will share my knowledge by participating on PINES Committees; I will recommend policies and procedures to improve service delivery in accordance with the participation agreement
  • I shall accept full responsibility for the work I perform.
  • I shall cooperate with other PINES members, treating them with honesty and respect.
  • I will avoid conflict of interest and insure that the appropriate PINES management is aware of any potential conflicts.
  • I will not exploit the weakness of a computer system for personal gain or personal satisfaction.

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