This Code of Conduct is meant to embody the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists’ (CQHA’s) ongoing commitment to being open, welcoming, and inclusive in its activities. It is inspired by the efforts of members of the library and archives community who have worked to codify language that can help us to sustain our collaborative undertakings.
How to Be
CQHA is dedicated to providing a conference experience that is free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. Small actions you can take will help us meet this goal. For instance, we suggest:
Likewise, it is important to understand the range of behaviors that may constitute harassment.
Harassing behavior may relate to
Harassment can include unwelcome or offensive verbal or written comments or nonverbal expressions, used in person or online, in private or in public.
Examples of harassment can include:
Sexual, discriminatory, or potentially triggering language and imagery is generally inappropriate for any CQHA venue. 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.
We value your presence and constructive participation in our shared community, and thank you for your attention to the comfort, safety, and well-being of fellow CQHA participants.
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the 2020 update of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Code of Conduct.