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Feedback Needed: New ALA Online Code of Conduct

  • 1.  Feedback Needed: New ALA Online Code of Conduct

    Posted May 06, 2021 09:57 AM

     

    I'm writing on behalf of the Working Group to Finalize and Implement ALA's Online Code of Conduct. This standardized Online Code of Conduct will apply to ALA Connect, blogs and websites, social media, and other channels across ALA. This Code of Conduct will replace any existing codes/guidelines we use for our online channels in IFRT.

    The goal of this new Code of Conduct is to address incidents in a consistent and transparent manner, replacing the many existing codes and practices currently in place across the association. The Working Group has built the draft for the new Code of Conduct using existing sources within ALA (such as the Spectrum Scholars Guidelines) as well as examples from other groups (including Tor Project, Mozilla, and Geek Feminism). The Group now wants to collect community input in order to clarify and strengthen the Code before finalizing their draft.

    Please give feedback in this Google Doc before May 21st: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mlhn2YJM7pwON9yxAwW23un1oHjoENtvUHFdjxRgi2Q/edit?usp=sharing

    Comments may be posted anonymously (if you're not signed into a Google account) or publicly (if you're signed into a Google account).


    The Working Group invites input from any library workers or users of ALA's online spaces. The group will use this feedback to finalize the new Code of Conduct prior to the ALA Annual Conference, where it expects to be replaced by a standing committee to oversee and implement the Code going forward.

    Thank you,

     

    Kristin

     

    Kristin Pekoll, CAE

    Assistant Director

    Office for Intellectual Freedom

     

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