CRKN is dedicated to providing a welcoming, professionally engaging, and safe conference experience for all participants. CRKN values the productive exchange of ideas and insights from our community and fosters an inclusive environment to discuss opportunities and challenges. Discriminatory language, actions, and imagery are not appropriate for any CRKN event, including conferences, meetings, talks, workshops, or sessions, whether online or in a face to face environment.
CRKN does not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is understood as any behaviour 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.
The CRKN Conference will have a designated Code of Conduct Committee consisting of no less than two CRKN Board Members, two CRKN staff members, and a representative from a member institution. The Committee members will be identified, both in advance and at the event, should an attendee need to contact them. Incident reporting training will be provided for all members of the Code of Conduct Committee and a reporting process will be shared in advance of the conference.
Adapted from the Ontario Library Association Code and Code4Lib Creative Commons Conference Code
CRKN Conference Code of Conduct Incident Reporting Process
The Conference Planning Committee is currently reviewing the Code of Conduct incident reporting process to ensure its application to an online event. More information will be available soon.