Welcome to the Ontario Association of Library Technicians / Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario

Conference Code of Conduct

The Ontario Association of Library Technicians/Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario uses the annual conference as a venue to promote the association’s mandate to:

  • Define clearly the role of the library and information technician and to make this definition widely known.
  • To publicize the value of library and information technicians and promote a wider understanding and acceptance of their status.
  • To institute recognized standards operating on the provincial level.
  • To work to liaison with related professions and institutions and to promote effective communication among library and information technicians and others in closely related fields.
  • To be receptive and aware of the constant changes and needs in the field of library and information technology, and the community.
  • To disseminate information relating to Library and Information Technicians.

So that the annual conference is a positive reflection of the Association and its mandate conference attendees, speakers, volunteers, and staff of the venues are required to show respect and courtesy throughout the duration of the conference. The Association values the ideas, thoughts, and expression of all those that gather in the Association’s name.

Discriminatory language and imagery are not appropriate for any event be that online or in person. The Association will not tolerate harassment in any form. 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 (include online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

If at any time a conference attendee, speaker, volunteer, or staff of a venue feels that they have been harassed or that this code of conduct has been breached, it is important that this person report it the OALT/ABO’s President (president@oaltabo.on.ca). The President will complete a review of all reported violations of the code of conduct. The Board of OALT/ABO will be notified of any reviews.

Adapted from Ontario Library Association’s Code of Conduct for OLA Events and Code4Lib Creative Commons Conference Code.

Contacts:

Vincent Elit – president@oaltabo.on.ca
Janna Munkittrick-Colton – conference@oaltabo.on.ca
Kate Terech – external@oaltabo.on.ca
Our entire team : info@oaltabo.on.ca