- Books are for use
- Every reader his/her book
- Every book its reader
- Save the time of the reader
- The library is a growing organism
So can ethical decisions be made using these laws? Can librarians base their decisions on a set of rules that were written 76 years ago? Do these laws still apply? Should librarians follow these rules or follow a code of ethics?
These ideas were taken from the article "Ethical Decision Making in Library Administration" by Stephen Shorb. It was published in The Southeastern Librarian volume 52.