Identifying and resolving conflict-of-interest situations is crucial to good governance isoc and maintaining trust in public institutions.

“Civil servants and public officials are expected to maintain and strengthen the public’s trust and confidence in public institutions, by demonstrating the highest standards of professional competence, efficiency and effectiveness, upholding the constitution and the laws, and seeking to advance the public good at all times.” OECD’s Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Sector Toolkit

An explanatory statement isoc of the ALA Code of Ethics

This document is intended to provide general guidance for libraries of all types regarding common questions about conflicts of interest, and is not intended as a comprehensive list of requirements or legal advice. Library governing authorities, librarians isoc, and other library staff should consult legal counsel for definitive guidance and for the approval of policy statements.

For the purposes of this document, the terms “library employees” and isoc “employees” encompass all representatives of the library, including staff, volunteers, administration, and advisory and governing bodies.



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