Education and Lifelong Learning
The Public Good
Sometimes the core values of librarianship can seem theoretical, but we use them everyday.
When we eliminate fines or add weekend hours, we are increasing access by reducing the number of roadblocks patrons may encounter when trying to use library resources.
When we build and maintain a balanced and diverse collection that reflects a variety of topics and viewpoints, we are supporting intellectual freedom.
When we recycle weeded books, make our buildings more energy efficient, or reduce our reliance on plastic in children's programs, we are practicing sustainability.
For more information about core values, check out this page from the American Library Association.
Check out the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom YouTube channel