Call for Member Comment: Code of Ethics for Archivists and Core Values of Archivists

Among the duties and responsibilities of SAA’s Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct is to conduct a complete review of SAA’s Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics periodically to ensure that the document continues to meet the needs of the profession, and to recommend changes to the Council as appropriate. The document was last reviewed and revised in 2012.

As noted in the Introduction to the document, “Statements of ethics emerge from the core values of a profession. Core Values of Archivists and Code of Ethics for Archivists are intended to be used together to guide archivists, as well as to inform those who work with archivists, in shaping expectations for professional engagement. The former is a statement of what archivists believe; the latter is a framework for archivists’ behavior.”

The Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct welcomes member comment on SAA’s Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics.  Please review and submit your feedback in the comment box below or by emailing saahq@archivists.orgDeadline:  Friday, July 13, 2018.