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Code4Lib Community Code of Conduct

Code4Lib seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe community and conference experience and ongoing community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, or any community channel such as the chatroom or mailing list.

Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens another person or group, or produces an unsafe environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.


➳ Read and contribute to our full Code of Conduct document on GitHub

Emergency Resources

See also the contact information for community support volunteers on this page.

Ann Arbor, MI Police Department

Please take a moment to consider the varied relationships that different communities have with the police before involving them in a situation.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. All services are available 24/7.

Safety Information for Michigan and Ann Arbor

Community Support Volunteers

During all days of the conference, including workshops and sponsored evening activities, there will be Community Support Volunteers available to help provide support for anyone who has been harassed, threatened, abused, or feels the CodeOfConduct4Lib has been violated during the conference.

Contacting a Community Support Volunteer

Community Support Volunteers for the 2024 conference have not year been selected. You still may send concerns or questions about the Code of Conduct and how it's been applied in the past using the means listed below.

  • Send an email to Only Community Support Volunteers are subscribed to this mailing list, and no archive is kept.
  • Use the anonymous reporting form.
  • Message the @css group on the Code4lib Slack team. You can also ping Community Support by writing a message containing the phrase c4lcss or c4lcsv (no hashtag) in any public channel. Not a member of the Slack team? Sign up here.
  • Message @community_support_volunteers on the Code4Lib Discord

Photography Policy

Do not photograph, film, or audio-record anyone at Code4Lib without their expressly-given permission beforehand. Color- and pattern-coded lanyards are available at the registration desk to help indicate the wearer’s preference for photography ONLY. Please note, regardless of lanyards, you must always ask before filming or audio-recording attendees.

Lanyard color code

Photographs always okay, as this represents expressly-given permission beforehand
Ask before photographing
Photographs never okay, don’t ask
Community Support Volunteers, available for any concerns