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Code of Conduct

UC Library Forum 2021

Code of Conduct

The UC Libraries Forum is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual

orientation, veteran status, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or technology choices. This extends to all conference and

conference-adjacent spaces, including social media channels. Examples of expected behavior that contributes to a positive environment includes:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and lived experiences
  • Accepting constructive criticism gracefully and owning the impact of our words and actions
  • Showing empathy towards other participants
  • Showing consideration and respect in both speech and action
  • Showing respect for individuals’ personal boundaries
  • Respecting the pronouns indicated by attendees and not assuming pronouns
  • Leaving room for each other in the conversation

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Harassment of any kind, even in a joking or ironic manner
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, social media harassment, or non-consensual photography or recording
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, personal or political attacks, or sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a workplace setting

If you encounter any unacceptable behavior, whether as a bystander or the target of the behavior, please reach out to the conference coordinator.

The UC Libraries Forum Steering Committee reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate actions, including removal from the event without warning.

All communication should be appropriate for a workplace audience including people of many different backgrounds. Each participant is entirely responsible for

their own behavior. 

Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming space for all to participate, learn, and share.

This Code of Conduct is based on Codes of Conduct from CALM, NASPA, The Workplace Racial Equity Summit, and GitHub.