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WILU 2019 Code of Conduct

WILU organizers are dedicated to providing a positive event experience for all participants, and expect host institutions, volunteers, attendees, and speakers to show respect and courtesy toward one another at all conference events. 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 WILU event venue, keynotes, workshops, or sessions.

The WILU organizers do not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is understood as any behaviour 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.

Please remember that harassment is subjectively experienced, and that it is not the intention behind the action that matters but the impact of the action.

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 the incident.

Adapted from the Ontario Library Association Code of Conduct for OLA Events and Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing policy on Sexual Harassment.