The Duty Officer co-organizers are looking for a few more folks who want to
help the conference by serving as online Duty Officers. *You do not have to
be on-site to be an online Duty Officer*. This is a great chance for those
who want to help with the conference, but are otherwise unable to
physically attend the conference.
Online duty officers will provide online assistance to online attendees and
community members in the various online code4lib platforms, primarily
Slack, IRC, and the #c4l18 conference hashtag feed. An online DO shift is
shorter - two hours - during conference hours and could include one or two
on-call shifts after conference hours.
To qualify to be an online duty officer, you must meet the following two
- Attendance of at least one previous code4lib annual conference
- Attend mandatory training - Online DO training will take place in an
online webinar the week before the main conference.
Bonus qualifications include:
- Managerial/supervisory experience
- Online moderator/community manager experience
- De-escalation training
- Active bystander training
If you wish to volunteer as a duty officer, please fill out the form at
https://goo.gl/forms/Mv4AsmoFtqUcyh4Q2 indicating if you are interested in
being an online DO. DO co-organizers, in consultation with the Local
Planning Committee [LPC], will create a draft list of volunteers. LPC
representatives will then publish the list later in December to the
community and collect anonymous feedback to ensure any community concerns
are taken into account before the volunteer list is finalized.
Galen Charlton and Becky Yoose, 2018 DO co-coordinators