CODE OF CONDUCT
Adapted from the Code of Conduct for CFLA-FCAB Events and the Code4Lib Creative Commons Conference Code.
CFLA-FCAB and the MLC 2020 Planning Committee are dedicated to providing a positive event experience for all participants, and expects attendees, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff to show respect and courtesy toward one another at all conference and conference-related 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 event venue, including talks, workshops, sessions or any community event online or in a face to face environment. We do not tolerate harassment of any form. Harassment 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.
Upon receipt of a report (whether written or verbal) by an individual, the MLC 2020 Planning Committee will take appropriate steps to investigate and address the matter. These steps may include, but are not limited to:
If the report is made against a MLC 2020 Planning Committee member, they will not be involved in the resolution.
Incidents may be reported by email or in person. At least two MLC 2020 Planning Committee members will be designated as the Code of Conduct Administrators.
In the unfortunate event that MLC 2020 participants witness any racist, sexist, ableist or other discriminatory behaviour, we ask that they consider their role as bystanders and feel empowered to respond in a way that positively influences the outcome.
MLC encourages presenters to think about the inclusions and exclusions in your presentations. If possible follow these guidelines to make your presentation as inclusive as possible:
Adapted from WILU 2019 Accessibility Guidelines for Presenters, https://2018.code4lib.org/general-info/accessibility , https://disstudies.org/index.php/sds-annual-conference/accessibility-guidelines-for-presentations/ , and https://cswip2017.wordpress.com/accessibility-guidelines-for-conference-presenters-and-moderators/
MINDFUL SOCIAL MEDIA
The MLC 2020 Planning Committee asks that all participants be mindful of their social media use while at the conference. If you are planning on taking photos or videos, please ask permission of attendees and session presenters before posting or tagging photos that may be identifying or contain potentially sensitive information.
Adapted from the WILU 2019 Mindful Social Media Guideline.