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Code4lib anti-harassment policy drafting space

3 years after

Code4lib Anti-Harassment Policy

This is a repository to provide a space to draft and allow for dialog in the creation of an anti-harassment policy for the Code4lib annual conference.

Resources for policies/starting points:

Open questions

  • How do we cover not only the conference/IRL interactions, but IRC, etc. too?
  • Do we require a duty officer explicitly? Is it fair/reasonable/workable to have conference staff be in that role?


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Discussion is welcome either on the Code4lib listserv or by creating a new issue:


Using Github (doesn't require knowing Git)

  1. Fork the codebase e.g. to (click the "Fork" button in the upright corner of the page)
  2. Click the link for one of the files (e.g.
  3. Click the Edit button
  4. Add a commit summary and (optionally) an extended description
  5. Click the Commit Changes button
  6. Create a pull request by clicking the Pull Request button at the top of the page

Using Git

  1. Fork the codebase e.g. to
  2. Clone your fork locally (git clone [email protected]:your-username/antiharassment-policy.git my-antiharassment-policy)
  3. Create a branch to hold your changes (git checkout -b my-changes)
  4. Commit the changes you've made (git commit -am "Some descriptive text around what you've added")
  5. Push your branch to github (git push origin my-changes)
  6. Create a pull request e.g. at