Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Code of Conduct and Complaints

What we expect from you!

At LIANZA we champion free speech and open access to information for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or religion -  because those values are the bedrock on which our profession is built.   Those values stem from a desire to support and enhance our society, and from a solid respect for our fellow humans.

Because of that respect, at LIANZA we aspire to a community where all comers feel welcomed, safe, included, and supported in both our online spaces and at every event that we hold.  

To make this happen we hold the following principles:

  • We are open in our approach to others
  • We can have the difficult conversations about key issues, but we challenge the arguments, not the person – personal attacks are never okay
  • No matter our personal beliefs, we honour other’s boundaries
  • We treat others with kindness and respect
  • We work collaboratively

We take it very seriously if members of our community are made to feel unsafe in any way.  LIANZA has developed a clear policy on harassment and discrimination, and a complaints procedure in place, and we act promptly if a complaint is made.

If you do something that infringes on someone else’s well-being in clear breach of our expectations then we will take action.  You might be asked to leave an event or blocked from participating in an online community or (depending on how serious it is) you might even be expelled from LIANZA. 

You can view our Complaints Policy and Procedure here. 

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