AASL CODE OF CONDUCT
The Association of Architecture School Librarians is a small, member-driven organization and we regard the contributions of our members as fundamental. Our annual conference is a participatory event where everyone’s input, opinions, and questions are valued. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. All participants of the AASL conference, including attendees, vendors, and guests will conduct themselves professionally, welcoming all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual and or discriminatory images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the AASL Board immediately.
Make an anonymous report on thewebsite. Although AASL cannot directly follow up on an anonymous report, we will fully investigate and take necessary action.
Make a personal report by contacting AASL: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com . Your report will be passed on to the AASL Executive Board.
Demonstrate respect and consideration for all people.
Communicate openly and thoughtfully with others, listen well to others, and be considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that are different than your own.
Be respectful in discussing and debating ideas.
Follow the rules and policies of the venue and/or platform.
Act to avoid invading the personal privacy of individuals.
Be mindful of your surroundings and your fellow participants during an in-person event.
Report conduct concerns to an event contact so that concerns can be addressed responsibly and in a timely fashion.
If any leader or facilitator of an activity/session, any official of the platform, or any event official directs you to stop a behavior or delete a comment, comply immediately.
Do not intentionally talk over or interrupt others.
Do not favor those participating by video, over audio, or by other means.
Do not engage in biased, demeaning, intimidating, coercive, or harassing/hostile conduct or commentary.
Do not engage in personal attacks.
Do not offer unwelcome sexual attention.
Do not engage in stalking or unwelcome or surreptitious photography, screenshots, or recording of individuals.
Do not comment on personal appearance or assumed or known reasons why a person chooses to participate via video, audio, or other means—seriously or in jest.
Do not retaliate against or disadvantage anyone for reporting a conduct concern or assisting in its resolution.
Do not disrupt the event (e.g., “zoom-bombing” or sustained or disrespectful disruption of presentations) or engage in harm or threats of harm of any kind.
Do not make audio or visual recordings of the virtual event in any medium and do not distribute audio or visual recordings of the virtual event (via social media or any other means). Screenshots of presentation slides or presenters are acceptable unless the presenter notes otherwise during their presentation.
Do not engage in any of these bad acts in the event or virtual event.
This code of conduct is a modified version of the DLF Code of Conduct and the NASW conference and meeting code of conduct.