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Ethical Responsibilities

The American Library Association has made the commitment on the part of librarians nationwide to protect the civil liberties of America’s citizens. In order to codify these beliefs The Library Bill of Rights was written to outline the responsibilities libraries have to patrons.

The American Library Association has also crafted other documents and made additional statements on behalf of libraries and library patrons in the United States. The following are links to some of the American Library Association's most important documents:










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Got a burning question about Zozobra? Wondering what in the world is a wikiup? Curious about Chaco Canyon? Ask a librarian! The New Mexico State Library E-mail Reference Desk responds to questions within 2 business days or less. Post your puzzles using our online form.