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Code of Conduct

The Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM) is dedicated to providing an inclusive and 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 lack thereof), or technology choices. CALM is founded as a person-centered conference and therefore the dignity of all humans is the utmost priority. This extends to all conference and conference-adjacent spaces, including social media channels and session feedback surveys. All communication should be appropriate for a workplace audience including people of many different backgrounds. Each participant is entirely responsible for their own behavior. 


If you encounter any unacceptable behavior, whether as a bystander or the target of the behavior, please reach out to the CALM Logistics Committee by submitting an anonymous comment via this online form. There will also be a Code of Conduct Moderator on call during all sessions and you can direct feedback to them as well. They will be indicated in the chat with “CoC” in front of their name.


To the extent possible, we will keep your complaint anonymous. Conference organizers reserve the right to take necessary and appropriate actions, including removal from the event without warning.


Though all presentation abstracts are peer-reviewed, CALM is not able to fact-check or verify the contents of individual presentations. If you believe that you have been harmed by a presentation, please reach out to and we will follow our review process [link forthcoming].


Be kind to others. 

Behave respectfully. 


Examples of expected behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:

  • 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, presenters, and CALM volunteers

  • 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

  • Sustained disruption of talks, sessions, or other events 

  • Trolling, insulting, or derogatory comments, or personal or political attacks, whether verbal or written

  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a workplace setting


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 NASPA, The Workplace Racial Equity Summit, and GitHub.

History of Reported Code of Conduct Violations
  • 2021: 0

  • 2022: 0

  • 2023: 2

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