Anyone interested in art and design librarianship, archives, and/or image management is invited to join the ArLiSNAP Slack Community.  We’ll be chatting about job advice, national and virtual conferences, current news in the arts and design, and other discipline-focused topics.

Sign up for ArLiSNAP Slack using this link. If you come across any issues, please email your preferred email for a Slack account to our co-moderators at, and we’ll set you up manually. While we check email regularly, don’t be alarmed if it takes a few days for a response.

Code of Conduct

ArLiSNAP Slack is dedicated to a harassment-free online community experience for everyone regardless of experience with art and design librarianship, employment, technical skills, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of ArLiSNAP Slack team members in any form. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our community for everyone, regardless of the intent behind these violations.

Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our community for everyone, regardless of the intent behind these violations.

We prioritize marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Our decisions are guided by whether behavior has a bad impact on our community, rather than whether a bad impact was created by good intent.

Use of the ArLiSNAP Slack is dependent on abiding by the terms of the code of conduct, a document that outlines acceptable and non-acceptable behavior while using the ArLiSNAP Slack.

We’re open to use for anyone interested in art and design librarianship, archives, and/or image management.  Expected community behavior outlined by the code of conduct includes welcoming and encouragement for people starting to learn something new, and we do not allow harassing, belittling, or dismissive behavior in any form.

We’re actively discussing and improving the code of conduct in the #codeofconduct channel. Please report any problems or suggestions with the ArLiSNAP Slack to our co-moderators by direct messaging (Michele Jennigs), emailing the co-moderators at, or writing in the #codeofconduct channel if your comment isn’t meant to be private.

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour  in spaces where they’re not appropriate.
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop.
  • Threats of violence.
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Stalking or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication.


If you are being harassed by a member of ArLiSNAP Slack, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the the co-moderators at If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

This code of conduct applies to ArLiSNAP spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of ArLiSNAP outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by ArLiSNAP members seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The ArLiSNAP co-moderators reserves the right to exclude people from ArLiSNAP Slack based on their past behavior, including behavior outside ArLiSNAP spaces and behavior towards people who are not in ArLiSNAP.

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of ArLiSNAP members. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.  If a participant engages in harassing behavior, ArLiSNAP co-moderators may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all ArLiSNAP spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other ArLiSNAP members or ARLIS/NA.

This policy has been drafted through the use of: