Librarians' Bill of Rights

Adopted at 1970 Annual Conference

Based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.S. Bill of Rights, the librarian has the right and the responsibility without jeopardy to his employment, personal or professional status

  1. to include in library collections any informational or recreational material from any source and to make it available to the public.
  2. to protect the librarian-client relationship by withholding information which may infringe on the rights of individual privacy.
  3. to privately or publicly actively pursue his personal, social, political, and religious beliefs.
  4. to exercise any of his human, civil, and constitutional or legal rights, privately or publicly.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 5, pp. 2-3