Code of Conduct

WILU organizers are dedicated to providing a positive event experience for all participants, and expects host institutions, volunteers, attendees, speakers, and exhibitors to show respect and courtesy toward one another at all conference and conference-related events. We value ideas, thoughts and expression, and we appreciate new pedagogy when delivering workshops and sessions. Discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any WILU event venue, nor WILU face to face and online keynotes, workshops, or sessions.

The WILU organizers do not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is understood as any behaviour 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.

The WILU Conference will have a designated Code of Conduct Committee consisting of no less than two WILU Conference Team members involved in the event. The committee members will be identified in advance and at the event should a delegate need to contact them.

If at any time, a presenter, guest, delegate or visitor feels that they have been harassed or that this code of conduct has been breached, it is important that this person report it to a member of the Code of Conduct Committee.

Adapted From Ontario Library Association Code of Conduct for OLA Events


WILU Code of Conduct Committee members: Trish, Kim, and Tim (