BLAIS Community Guidelines
This document lays out expectations for the BLAIS communities. It is an evolving document that is updated periodically with input from staff and users. BLAIS staff aim to create environments in which participants use shared resources in a respectful manner. We ask that users hold themselves and each other accountable to these community guidelines and facilitate a shared experience that fosters learning, studying, and interacting. BLAIS spaces are working spaces for students, faculty, and visitors, as well as BLAIS staff. BLAIS environments are collaborative. Within the BLAIS environments we are committed to upholding the following values:
Inclusivity and anti-oppression: We provide a space where people can expect to work in an atmosphere free of racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, elitist, entitled, and unjust attitudes, comments, behaviors, and actions.
Privacy: BLAIS staff protect the privacy of reading, scanning, borrowing, consultations, research, and inquiries. User borrowing records are not saved.
Support: We want the library to be a welcoming and affirming space.
Together we create and uphold an environment that celebrates inclusivity, anti-oppression, privacy, and positivity.
If you experience discriminatory or harassing behavior, you may make a report to the Barnard College Equity Office Reporting Form. If you decide to include your name in the report, the Office will follow up to share resources and support.
BLAIS Units & Community Guidelines
The Libraries, IMATS, Archives, Centers, and other units of BLAIS may also have their own more detailed community guidelines for engaged and social justice-based affirming service.