Code4Lib Community Code of Conduct

Code4Lib seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe community and conference experience and ongoing community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, or any community channel such as the chatroom or mailing list.

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 (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.


➳ Read and contribute to our full Code of Conduct document on GitHub

Emergency Resources

See also the contact information for duty officers on this page.

San Jose Police Department

  • Emergency: 9-1-1.
  • Non-emergency: 3-1-1 or (408) 277-8900 (311 services are not currently available from calls originating on some cellular telephones.)

Hospitals & Urgent Care

O'Connor Hospital
2105 Forest Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, USA

Sutter Walk-In Care
685 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110, USA

San Jose YWCA Rape Crisis Center

For immediate in-person crisis assistance and counseling services, contact the 24-Hour Hotline at 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. All services are available 24/7.

Recovery Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA meetings in the San Jose area

Narcotics Anonymous
NA meetings in the San Jose area

Duty Officers

During all days of the conference, including pre-conference and sponsored evening activities, there will be Duty Officers available to help provide support for anyone who has been harassed, threatened, abused, or feels the CodeOfConduct4Lib has been violated during the conference.

Contacting a Duty Officer

Duty Officers for the 2019 conference have not year been selected. You still may send concerns or questions about the Code of Conduct and how it's been applied in the past using the means listed below.

Photography Policy

Do not photograph, film, or audio-record anyone at Code4Lib without their expressly-given permission beforehand. Color- and pattern-coded lanyards are available at the registration desk to help indicate the wearer’s preference for photography ONLY. Please note, regardless of lanyards, you must always ask before filming or audio-recording attendees.

Lanyard color code

  • Solid green printed with {code4lib}: Photographs always okay – this represents expressly-given permission beforehand
  • Yellow: Ask before photographing
  • Red: Photographs never okay, don’t ask