February 10th, 2021

Ethical Use of Information

In academic libraries, the ethical use of information is taught in reference to citing sources, giving authors credit, not plagiarizing, and following copyright laws. Sharing misinformation could also be considered an unethical use of information. Perhaps we should include pausing and verifying questionable information in the same instruction as other ethical information topics. I believe many people do not realize that sharing questionable information is an ethical issue and this may be beneficial to some library users.

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