Are Librarians Trusted Professionals? (05/02/19)

The first #auslibchat for 2019 is from the Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) campaign’s first theme ‘Trusted Professionals

Here’s the questions we’ll be asking on the night:

Q1. Do you think the wider community (outside the library bubble) views librarians as trusted professionals? How do other GLAM professionals view us?

Q2. How did your LIS education communicate the ethics and values of librarianship? What emphasis was placed on these?

Q3. Are you aware of your implicit biases? In your professional life, how do you combat them?

Q4. What does trust look like? How do libraries and librarians generate trust within communities?

Q5. Does your library or institution have a statement of values, or something that tells your community what you stand for?

Can’t wait to see you all on Tuesday 5th February at 9pm AEDT. We’ve got so much to talk about!

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