EAST Meetings Code of Conduct

EAST seeks to provide a welcoming, professionally engaging, fun, and safe meeting experience for everyone. To that end we expect participants to follow this code of conduct, which draws heavily from the ACRL, Code4Lib, B15, and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections/Rosemont Alliance codes of conduct. 

All those participating in EAST meetings are expected to:

  • Use welcoming and inclusive language
  • Listen as much as they speak
  • Gracefully give and accept constructive criticism
  • Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Yield the floor to those whose viewpoints and experiences may be underrepresented.

We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is any behavior that threatens or demeans another person or group, or that produces an unsafe environment. It includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments, written comments, or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religious or political beliefs; sexual, sexualized, or discriminatory images; deliberate intimidation; sustained disruption of speakers; and verbal or written abuse of any attendee, speaker, or volunteer. 

If you have been involved in or witnessed an incident that may violate this Code of Conduct, please contact info@eastlibraries.org or any host through the meeting chat. 

We will address all reported violations with discretion; meeting coordinators will take action(s) deemed necessary, including speaking with the alleged individual/group or removing the individual(s) from the meeting without warning.