The American Library Association has a single Online Code of Conduct that applies to its blogs and websites, its social media, ALA Connect, and other channels across ALA (including those managed by Divisions and Round Tables). The Online Code of Conduct replaced the many policies/guidelines that were previously used across the organization.
The Online Code of Conduct is designed to build an open, inclusive, and collaborative experience for participants on all online platforms used by ALA.
The Online Code of Conduct is a living document and revisions are guided by the work of the Code of Conduct Committee. The Code of Conduct Committee was established to protect members, administer, and apply the Code, while providing transparent, consistent, and context-sensitive accountability to ensure mutual respect and community safety. This committee has worked to improve the framework that sustains a successful, respectful, and safe community, as they continue to improve the strong procedures for handling incidents.
Thank you to the members who served on the inaugural Code of Conduct Committee. As a result of their collective work, the new Online Code of Conduct:
- improves the language and the framework that sustains a successful, respectful, and safe community.
- prohibits the promotion of paid products, events, or services not initiated by the American Library Association.
- establishes a single community where ALA members can post share career opportunities.
Please log in to ALA Connect, where you'll be prompted to review and agree to the new Online Code of Conduct: https://connect.ala.org/codeofconduct
- All ALA Connect users must agree to the new Code of Conduct before posting on the platform (read entirely and scroll to the bottom to agree) .
- Users of other sites/channels will not be prompted to agree; however, activity on those channels will now be governed by this updated Online Code of Conduct rather than any older guidelines that were previously used.
If you have any questions about the new Online Code of Conduct, please let me know.
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