On behalf of the leaderless Code4lib community, for which I have no
authority to represent, please allow us to apologize. In my short time
participating in Code4lib it has been clear to me that Code4lib has been a
place to talk about gender issues in library coding communities
<https://code4lib.org/c4l18-keynote-statement/>. It has been a place to
discuss diversity and inclusion in library coding communities
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWLSbIj4JjA>. As others have stated, I
would like to reiterate that Code4lib is certainly a place to talk about
sexual harassment within our technology perspectives; we are not sweeping
this under the rug. Although this was not your first time posting to our
listserv, we welcome and encourage your ongoing participation. We may not
always get it right, but we hope to learn.
Craig Boman, MLIS (Ph.D. student)
Discovery Services Librarian and
Miami University Libraries
302 King Library
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"There is no education as that which comes from participation in the
constant stream of events." - Jane Addams (1902, p. 93) Craig Bowman Craig
On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 7:38 PM Mike Giarlo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Code4Lib has always been home both to technical and social conversations
> (and everything in between). The mailing list blurb may not effectively
> convey this, but this has been true for over 12-13 years in my experience.
> Discussions of what Code4Libbers can do to increase awareness of sexual
> harassment in our world is *not* off-topic.
> What is off-topic, and off-base, is some of the inappropriate ad hominem
> remarks in this thread that may have a chilling effect on the discussion.
> We all play a part in making Code4Lib a welcoming place, and I'm sorry that
> not all of us have lived up to that.
> Mike Giarlo
> Software Engineer & Architect
> Digital Library Systems & Services
> Stanford Libraries
> From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Edward
> Almasy <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 15:09
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Note [administratativia]
> On Jul 2, 2019, at 1:03pm, Monica Westin <[log in to unmask]>
> > *This mailing list provides a forum for discussion all things relating
> to programming code for libraries. This is a place to discuss particular
> programming languages, but also provides a place to discuss the issues of
> programming in libraries in general*
> I think discussion about sexual harassment issues is crucial, in the
> library world and throughout our society, but it seems to me a stretch to
> construe the above as having been intended to include it.
> One solution, used by some other communities, would be to create a new
> "sister" list, named something like CODE4LIB-COMMUNITY, for discussion of
> non-technical topics important to the Code4Lib community.
> Edward Almasy <[log in to unmask]>
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