Code of conduct #medlibs chat
July 17, 2014
9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific
Come discuss conference codes of conduct with officers from the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Relevant Issues Section. Moderators are section Chair Rachel Walden (@rachel_w) and Chair-Elect Kate Flewelling (@flewkate).
You don't have to be an MLA or Relevant Issues Section member to join the discussion! Never participated in a hashtag chat or #medlibs chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, we are a supportive community and especially welcome students and newcomers.
What does an inclusive and welcoming conference look like?
Increasingly, professional and tech conferences are adopting anti-harassment policies and codes of conduct. The Relevant Issues Section of MLA would like to explore having one for MLA meetings.
For background, check out:
- Codes of Conduct 101
- Why ALA Needs a Code of Conduct: describes ALA’s new Code of Conduct and provides historical context
- Sample conference anti-harassment policy: from the Ada Initiative, which supports women in open technology and culture
- Why don’t you just hit him?-the worst possible anti-harassment advice