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for us who are collecting, compiling, and disseminating these and other
Melissa Cardenas-Dow, MLIS
American Library Association, Councilor-At-Large, 2016-2019
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> January 27, 2017
> To: NASIG members and the associated professional community
> In the wake of the recent contentious U.S. Presidential election, many
> people have expressed fear that our nation is ripe for an environment in
> which diverse views and characteristics are no longer valued. While our
> focus as a membership organization is “to advance and transform the
> management of information resources,” we cannot forget that this work is
> done by individual people who are experiencing a multitude of emotions
> right now, and therefore we must also do what we can to ensure that NASIG
> remains a space where a diversity of perspectives is welcomed, but divisive
> and abusive behaviors are not.
> For more than 30 years, NASIG has been an organization dedicated to
> creating a community among a diverse group of individuals in the
> information chain. We have welcomed individuals from all scholarly
> communication perspectives, striving for a shared understanding of our
> challenges and goals. Our membership represents many walks of life in terms
> of sexual orientation, race, religion, etc., and we honor and value these
> varied characteristics in our constituents.
> In recent years, injustices and imbalances in our world have been brought
> to light in more ways than were available to us before. We recognize that
> these are not new, but as we have become more aware of the impact on our
> lives and the lives of those around us, we are also seeing the widening of
> a divide between individuals.
> To that end, we have evolved and expanded our Code of Conduct to clarify
> the expectations we have for the behavior of NASIG members not only at our
> annual conference, but in other NASIG venues, both physical and virtual.
> NASIG does not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. If any
> member or conference attendee feels they are experiencing such in a
> NASIG-sponsored venue, please contact a member of the Board immediately so
> that we can take appropriate action.
> NASIG Code of Conduct - https://goo.gl/OrFppM
> Anna Creech, 2016-17 NASIG President
> on behalf of the 2016-17 NASIG Board
> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
> Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent non-profit organization
> working to advance and transform the management of information resources in
> all formats and business models. For more information about NASIG and our
> member opportunities, please visit http://www.nasig.org/.