Community Code of Conduct

Thanks for being part of the Library Lever community. 

Our mission is to create an a space for open, thought provoking conversations, and new opportunities for friendship and camaraderie for library professionals and vendors around the world. 

For our community to be able to engage and collaborate, we have set up discussion lists and online communities. These online communities are a place to share information and ideas relevant to our goals and mission.
While we encourage an exchange of ideas and opinions, we ask that you read and respect the code of conduct below.
Please contact Heather Teysko, the Director of Engagement, with questions at
Civil dialogue is our priority. We reserve the right to suspend membership to anyone who violates this code of conduct without warning.

Library Lever Engagement & Community Rules

  • Always assume the best intentions of people posting. Assuming hurtful intentions escalates conversations into hostilities that would not normally happen, and we think it is one of the main reasons where civil discourse gets shut down on social media. If you see a post that you think is inappropriate, or hurtful, ask for clarification before responding as if your interpretation was what they meant. Mostly it's a simple misunderstanding caused by the nuances that don't easily come through in this medium. 
  • Similarly, de-escalate rather than flaming high emotions. If you find yourself wanting to engage in a thread, and what you have to say could be hurtful, keep scrolling. 
  •  Stimulate conversation, be respectful of others’ views, and refrain from personal attacks.
  • Respect legitimate intellectual property rights, do not plagiarize work, and give credit to the originators of ideas.
  • Don’t share the posts of others without permission.
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal material is strictly prohibited.
  • Discriminatory, hostile or intimidating messages or language will not be tolerated, whether based on a person’s race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social or economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, or mental or physical ability.
  • Library Lever strives to create and maintain a community in which people of many different backgrounds and cultures are treated with respect.
  • Keep subject lines clear in posts so that archives are easily searchable
  • Use prudence when discussing products and vendors. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all members to see. Just like any form of communication, comments and posts are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
  • Don’t publicly post commercial messages.

Privacy Policy

  • Library Lever is committed to respect the privacy of our members and of visitors to our site. We do not sell, rent, or share any personally-identifiable information shared by visitors or our membership mailing list. To learn more, please view our full privacy policy.