ARLIS/NA New York 46th Annual Conference

Statement of Appropriate Conduct at ARLIS/NA Conferences


ARLIS/NA is dedicated to providing collaborative conference experiences that are free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. As a professional community we expect conscious actions from our membership to foster this kind of positive work environment, including but not limited to acts as simple as respecting the diverse viewpoints and conversations happening with ARLIS/NA, accepting peers for all aspects of who they are personally, and both accepting and receiving constructive critique graciously. ARLIS/NA is not an organization that tolerates harassment, and it is important for our membership to understand what constitutes these behaviors. Broadly defined, harassment can include unwelcome or offensive verbal comments or nonverbal expressions publicly or privately, in person, virtually, and/or in written communication. Sexual, discriminatory, or potentially triggering language and imagery is generally inappropriate for any ARLIS/NA event venue, including talks. However, this policy is not intended to constrain responsible scholarly or professional discourse and debate. We welcome engagement with difficult topics, done with respect and care.

Please contact any member of the ARLIS/NA Executive Committee through the conference registration desk if you believe you have been harassed or that a harassment problem exists. All such reports will be directed immediately to the President of the organization, who will determine and carry out the appropriate course of action, and who may consult with and engage other organization leaders and legal counsel as appropriate. Event security and/or local law enforcement may be involved, as appropriate based on the specific circumstances.