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Code4Lib Community Statement in Support of Chris Bourg

Last month, MIT Library Director Chris Bourg was chosen by community vote to deliver a keynote lecture at the Code4Lib (library software developers’) conference, in which she cited research examining why people from marginalized groups voluntarily leave jobs in the tech world. Since then, she has been subjected to widespread and coordinated harassment across several platforms, including homophobic and sexist personal attacks, as well as commentary that discounts her expertise, ignores the nuances of her argument, and misrepresents her position. The 2018 organizing committee and Code4Lib conference planners would like to express our wholehearted support of Dr. Bourg and our gratitude to her for her important message. We join with other members of the Code4Lib community in condemning this distressing and unprofessional behavior.

2018 Code4Lib Conference Organizers

  • Galen Charlton
  • Ben Florin
  • Peggy Griesinger
  • Bohyun Kim
  • Jaime Mears
  • Bethany Nowviskie
  • Eric Phetteplace
  • Amy Wickner
  • Becky Yoose

Additional Signatories (Individuals and Organizations Welcome)

  • Roy Tennant
  • Digital Library Federation (DLF)
  • Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
  • Andromeda Yelton
  • Ranti Junus
  • Michael Della Bitta
  • Michael J. Giarlo
  • Jessamyn West
  • Peter E. Murray
  • Mark A. Matienzo
  • Karl-Rainer Blumenthal
  • Shira Peltzman
  • David Moles
  • Nicky Andrews
  • Anne Slaughter
  • Violeta Ilik
  • Esmé Cowles
  • Mary Jinglewski
  • Kevin S. Hawkins
  • Bria Parker
  • Kaitlin Newson
  • Mike Rylander
  • Sarah Stang
  • Scott Carlson
  • Francis Kayiwa
  • Bill Erickson
  • Nick Ruest
  • Samuel Hansen
  • Shaun Ellis
  • Katherine Kim
  • Peter Binkley
  • Tisha Mentnech
  • Mike Simpson
  • Jenn Colt
  • Tim Donohue
  • Alyssa Loera
  • Benjamin Armintor
  • Vicky Steeves
  • Tom Johnson
  • Ashley Blewer
  • Ryan Wick
  • Andreas "Dre" Orphanides
  • Aaron Collier
  • Andrew Weaver
  • Christie Peterson
  • Michael Berkowski
  • Dave Mayo
  • Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
  • Dorothea Salo
  • Christina Harlow
  • Ruth Kitchin Tillman (Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee)
  • Sara Allain
  • Corey A Harper
  • Charles Ed Hill
  • Kim Pham
  • Netanel Ganin
  • Cecily Walker
  • Kelly Kietur
  • K. G. Schneider, Ph.D.
  • Jaime Taylor
  • Brandon Dudley
  • Shannon Hunt
  • Melissa Wisner
  • Kevin Cloud
  • Valerie Hawkins
  • Ian Knabe
  • Rebekah Kati
  • Kelly Bolding
  • Tim Wentz
  • Brendan Quinn
  • Kevin Butterfield
  • Deb DeGeorge
  • Kyle Shockey
  • Jesse Martinez
  • Patricia Hswe
  • Violet Fox
  • Hardy Joseph Pottinger IV
  • Paige Morgan
  • Joanne Paterson
  • Keith Gilbertson
  • Wally Grotophorst
  • Galadriel Chilton
  • Eve Ross
  • Dave S. Ghamandi
  • Jacob Berg
  • Tom Scheinfeldt
  • Hillel Arnold
  • Trevor Owens
  • Wendy Robertson
  • Mairéad Martin
  • Whitni Watkins
  • Brian Rosenblum
  • Ryan Claringbole
  • Ellen Keith
  • Mike Furlough
  • A.S. Galvan
  • Stacie Traill
  • Adrienne Lai
  • Kimberly M. Hoffman
  • Patrick Galligan
  • Jeanine Finn
  • Heather Joseph
  • Carmen Mitchell
  • Greg Wiedeman
  • Chad Nelson
  • R. David Lankes
  • Terry Reese
  • Declan Fleming
  • Brian E. C. Schottlaender
  • Carol Bean
  • Ryan P. Randall
  • Sarah Simpkin
  • Lauren Klein
  • Kevin Clair
  • Hugh Cayless
  • Sherry Lake
  • Mark Phillips
  • Michael B. Klein
  • John Jung
  • Kevin Reiss
  • Rachel Mattson
  • Lora J. Woodford
  • Helene Williams
  • Cathy Aster
  • Kyle R. Rimkus
  • Nicholas Taylor
  • Dolly Knight
  • Kelcy Shepherd
  • Megan A. Brooks
  • John Quentin Heywood
  • Amy Buckland
  • Kristina Spurgin
  • Jenn Riley
  • Abigail Goben
  • Jason Heppler
  • Corey Davis
  • Miriam Posner
  • Hannah Frost
  • Misty De Meo
  • Rob Sanderson
  • Scott W. H. Young
  • Jonathan Rochkind
  • Kurt Nordstrom
  • Graham Hukill
  • Mattie Schraeder
  • Gail Steinhart
  • Kristin Lee
  • Anna Creech
  • Mary Molinaro
  • Sharon E. Farb
  • Pat Tully
  • Chad Haefele
  • Valerie Forrestal
  • Naomi House
  • Fobazi M Ettarh
  • Jim DelRosso
  • Erik Radio
  • Lauren E. Fox
  • Gary Thompson
  • Michelle Bass
  • Dominique Luster
  • Amelia Gibson
  • Jason Casden
  • Julie Hardesty
  • Jason Ronallo
  • Justin Coyne
  • Scott Ziegler
  • Matt Zumwalt
  • Rebecca Cremona
  • Kim Martin
  • Derek Zoladz
  • Desmond Wong
  • Claire Stewart
  • D.R. Tyler Magill
  • Vika Zafrin
  • Erin Stalberg
  • Alex Gil
  • Sarah Shreeves
  • Ann Thornton
  • Erin O'Meara
  • Carolyn Ciesla
  • Samantha Abrams
  • Helen Szigeti
  • Shannon K. Supple
  • Sarah Glassmeyer
  • Jason Rhody
  • Justin Schell
  • Athena Jackson
  • John Mark Ockerbloom
  • Teresa Schultz
  • Anna St.Onge
  • Timothy A. Thompson
  • Damon Jaggars
  • Christopher Cronin
  • Linda Ballinger
  • Natalie DeJonghe
  • Dominic Bordelon
  • Steven R. Harris
  • Faith Charlton
  • Cynthia Ng
  • Nancy E. Adams
  • Kate Flynn
  • Laura Miller
  • Joe Montibello
  • Pam Ryan
  • Alison Blaine
  • Becca Quon
  • Mark Baggett
  • Robert Cartolano
  • Amanda Watson
  • Lisa Marie Rhody
  • Nicky Agate
  • Erica Hayes
  • Ethan Fenichel
  • Walt Gurley
  • Eric Hanson (Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee)
  • Mark A. Puente
  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick
  • Erin Templeton
  • Julie Sweetkind-Singer
  • Jen Waller
  • Laura Smart
  • Cody Hanson
  • Dan Cohen
  • Ed Summers
  • Julien A. Raemy
  • Christy Hyman
  • Jill Cirasella
  • Elizabeth England
  • Jere Odell
  • Chris Diaz
  • Greer Martin
  • Heather Soyka
  • Dot Porter
  • Austin Booth
  • Hector Correa
  • Cynthia Mari Orozco
  • David Pcolar
  • Andrew Darby
  • Bruce Hulse
  • Sandy Rodriguez
  • Matt Gold
  • Kathleen Reed
  • M. Taormina
  • Deborah Babb
  • Jer Thorp
  • Emily Gore
  • Jeffrey Spies
  • Rachel Frick
  • Amanda Visconti
  • William Denton
  • Jon Stroop
  • Dorothy Kim
  • Chris Stanton
  • Judy Ruttenberg
  • Deborah Caldwell
  • Tim McGeary
  • Craig Boman
  • Katina Rogers
  • Eric Johnson
  • Siobhan Senier
  • Laura Wrubel
  • Matt Bernhardt
  • Dan Scott
  • Tom Bruno
  • Roopika Risam
  • Jamie Folsom
  • Jason Griffey
  • James C. Davis
  • Beth Daniel Lindsay
  • Heather Yager
  • Kate Simpson
  • Jerry Waller
  • Rogan Hamby

Additional signatures are welcome. To sign, please open a pull request or issue at the GitHub repository or ask in the Code4Lib Slack or IRC channel.