Code of Conduct

Anti-harassment Policy

The 2015 Symposium on LIS Education is intended to be a welcoming, supportive, and comfortable space for all participants, and we will work to make it a harassment-free environment. We will not tolerate harassment in any form.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, country of origin, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, religion, veteran status or other protected class status; discriminatory or offensive images in public spaces; intimidation; stalking; harassing or unwanted photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. This policy pertains to both in-person and virtual instances of harassment. Participants violating the anti-harassment policy may be warned or asked to leave by Symposium organizers.

Participants may discuss sensitive, discriminatory, offensive, or triggering topics in sessions if they are the subject of the session itself (e.g., a session focusing on the silencing of trans* history in libraries, or a session about workplace microaggressions experienced by librarians of color), but these subjects should be clear to participants prior to the start of the session.

Recording/Social Media Policy

One of the goals of the Symposium is to share students’ and others’ reflections on LIS education with others in our profession. As such, sessions are, by default, considered open and can be written about on social media and photographed. Additionally, some sessions will include virtual components. If you do not want your picture taken, your words to be recorded or for either photographs or words to be attributed to you, please let other session participants know. According to participants’ preference, notes and questions can be recorded anonymously (e.g. through TitanPad). As a courtesy, please always ask prior to creating sound or video recordings of any sessions. Please be thoughtful and respectful with your photographs, recording, and sharing.

Each session can decide to adopt different rules at the beginning of the session (e.g., completely private, or no attribution without asking first) as long as it informs all participants who join the session.

Reporting Harassment or Violations

If at any point during the Symposium you feel uncomfortable or harassed, or if you witness any violations of these policies, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the planning committee. You can also email for less urgent matters or to suggest amendments to these policies.


This policy is based on the Critlib Unconference Code of Conduct, which is based on the NYC Archives Unconference Code of Conduct, SAA Code of Conduct, and the AdaCamp event policies.

All policies may be copied, modified, and reused under the terms of the CC BY-SA license.

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