Code4Lib Community Code of Conduct

Code4Lib seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe community and conference experience and ongoing community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, or any community channel such as the chatroom or mailing list.

Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens another person or group, or produces an unsafe environment. It 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.


➳ Read and contribute to our full Code of Conduct document on GitHub

Emergency Resources

See also the contact information for duty officers on this page.

Washington, D.C. Police Department

Hospitals & Urgent Care

George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street, NW Washington, DC 20037

MedStar PromptCare - Adams Morgan
1805 Columbia Road, Washington, DC 20009

DC Rape Crisis Center

Immediate support hotline available at 202-333-RAPE. They also maintain a referral guide for finding service providers quickly.

Duty Officers

During all days of the conference, including pre-conference and sponsored evening activities, there will be Duty Officers available to help provide support for anyone who has been harassed, threatened, abused, or feels the CodeOfConduct4Lib has been violated during the conference.

Contacting a Duty Officer

Duty Officers for the 2018 conference have not yet been selected. You may still be able to contact a duty officer from the previous year using one of these methods:

Photography Policy

Do not photograph, film, or audio-record anyone at Code4Lib without their expressly-given permission beforehand. Color- and pattern-coded lanyards are available at the registration desk to help indicate the wearer’s preference for photography ONLY. Please note, regardless of lanyards, you must always ask before filming or audio-recording attendees.

Lanyard color code

  • Solid green printed with {code4lib}: Photographs always okay – this represents expressly-given permission beforehand
  • Yellow: Ask before photographing
  • Red: Photographs never okay, don’t ask