Association of Library and Information Science Conference

Code of Conduct

The Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is dedicated to providing a positive and harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We invite you to help us make our conference a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. So that everyone can focus on the conference itself, and the great networking and community richness that happens when we get together in person, we will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form—in person or in online environments. We value ideas, thoughts and expression, and we appreciate new pedagogy when delivering workshops and sessions. Discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, sessions or any community event online or in a face to face environment.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion
  • Sexual images in public spaces on online environments (e.g., text, email, social media, etc.)
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following, in person, or in online environments
  • Harassing photography or recording that might be posted or distributed
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
  • Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions necessary to keep the event a welcoming and safe environment for all participants. Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment unsafe or hostile for any participants. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.

Reporting
If at any time, a presenter, guest, delegate or visitor feels that they have been harassed or that this code of conduct has been breached, it is important that this person report it as soon as possible. You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report
You can make an anonymous report here. Although we cannot follow up an anonymous report with you directly, we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal Report
You can make a personal report by contacting the ALISE office (office@alise.org), who will pass on your report to the president of ALISE.