Code4Lib is a vibrant and diverse community.

We are developers and technologists for libraries, museums, and archives who have a strong commitment to open technologies. Code4Lib began as a simple mailing list in 2003 and held its first face-to-face meeting in 2005 in Chicago. The first official annual conference was held in 2006 in Corvallis, Oregon. Code4Lib is dedicated to being a diverse and inclusive community of technologists seeking to share ideas and build collaboration.

Code4Lib 2016 Conference

The Code4Lib 2016 conference, held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill from March 7-10, presents an opportunity for all of us to show our support for open and collaborative solutions for higher education, libraries, museums, and archives through attending the conference and providing financial sponsorship. Each year, the Code4Lib conference helps revitalize the community as participants meet in person to discuss new and ongoing projects in a single-track format with 20-minute presentations and 5-minute lightning talks. Volunteer-led pre-conference programs provide in-depth participatory learning experiences for participants while ad-hoc afternoon breakout sessions focus on collaboration around specific topics of interest.

Conference Info


Who to contact for...


A list of conference committees and their members is available on the Code4Lib Wiki Page.


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At a Glance

  • 11th Annual Meeting held this year in Philadelphia, PA
  • Web and Systems professionals in the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) domain
  • Expecting 450 attendees from the U.S. and Canada, with many more from around the world
  • A gender diverse conference with approximately 40% women attendees
  • Ever-growing focus on inter-organizational collaboration