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Representative : Nadia Gianoli, Christoph Stueckelberger

Conference on Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society

FAIFE Satellite Meeting 2014 in collaboration with Globethics.net - 14-15 August 2014, Geneva

Librarians, archivists and other information workers all over the world are quite aware of their profession’s ethical implications. Archivists have already published their international code in 1996 (the ICA Code of Deontology). On the library side, despite the fact that in more than 60 countries library associations have developed and approved a national code of ethics for librarians there was no international code until August 2012, when the Governing Board of IFLA approved the new IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and Other Information Workers. Globethics.net Foundation based in Geneva took part in its elaboration. You can read the news story here.

During 2011 and 2012 a working group from FAIFE had drafted and consulted extensively on a draft international code of Ethics for librarians. Hundreds of comments from IFLA Members and Non-Members were received to the draft, and a final version was prepared for the endorsement by the IFLA Governing Board.

Although the Code has now been launched and accepted as an official policy of IFLA, the FAIFE group considers that the work should continue, because a code of ethics must be a living document and because ways have to be found to implement ethics and ethical reflection more deeply in the day-to-day work. This is the very intention behind the planned Conference: use the Code as an incentive to bring ethical issues more prominently in the professional and public debate.

Call for papers

Read the full call for papers here

The call for paper is now closed.


See the latest version of the programme, January 2014


The conference will take place on 14-15 August 2014 at the Château de Bossey, a beautiful castle near Geneva, surrounded by peaceful gardens overlooking the Leman Lake.

Registration fees: 260 € (Euros) full price - 200 € (Euros) for students, including materials, coffee breaks and lunches for two days.

Rooms are available at the conference venue. Prices vary from 56 € and 110 € per night per person, including breakfast and dinner. The rooms can be booked through the conference organisers.

Published on: 8 February 2014
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