Code4Lib 2014 will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown Raleigh, NC on March 24 - 27, 2014.

Pre-conferences will be held Monday March 24, and the main conference on Tuesday March 25 - 27.

See the 2014 Conference Schedule for the full schedule.

Trip Reports from the Code4Lib 2014 Conference Diversity Scholarship Recipients

Keynote Speakers

Ideas for keynote speakers were solicited and voted on. You can view the results of the voting if you login. We are thrilled to have the two speakers who received the most votes: Valerie Aurora, the founder of the Ada Initiative, and Sumana Harihareswara, Engineering Community Manager, Wikimedia Foundation keynote this year. See the announcement for more information.


Financial contributions from Sponsors account for more than 45% of the estimated cost of Code4Lib 2014. We are very thankful for their support. Please visit this link to view all of our sponsors and to see descriptions of the Table Sponsors, new to Code4Lib conferences this year.

Hunt Library Reception (NCSU)

As part of conference activities, NCSU is sponsoring busing for conference attendees to visit the new Hunt Library building on Centennial Campus. This activity is planned for 5:00pm -7:30pm on Tuesday, March 25. A light reception will be available (NC State beer and pizza) and there will be tour staff posted throughout the library to provide more info about the technology and spaces.

Buses to Hunt Library will leave the Sheraton intermittently between 5:00pm and 5:45pm. Return buses will depart intermittently from Hunt Library between 6:45pm and 7:30pm.”


The main conference sessions will be streamed live on the Code4lib Youtube channel. Sessions will also be archived on that channel.

Please refrain from viewing the live stream while in the room.

General Information

What to do in Raleigh

Check out this list of Social Activities that have been compiled by local volunteers.

Menu during the Conference

Here is the menu for the conference, but there will be alternative food options for those that indicated dietary needs.

Tuesday March 25 Breakfast: Seasonal Sliced fruit, sweet breakfast loaves, assorted muffins, assorted flavored bagels with cream cheese and choice of hot breakfast sandwich

Morning Break: All day Starbucks coffee, decaf coffee and Tazo teas

Lunch: North Carolina Lunch - Garden green salad with cucumbers and grape tomatoes old-fashioned cole slaw, southern potato salad, fried chicken, NC style pulled pork bbq, country style green beans, boiled new potatoes, hush puppies, and warm rolls, fruit cobbler and banana pudding

Afternoon Break: Starbucks coffee, decaf coffee and Tazo teas cookies and assorted chips

Wednesday March 25 Breakfast: Seasonal Sliced fruit, sweet breakfast loaves, assorted muffins, assorted flavored bagels with cream cheese plus eggs and bacon

Morning Break: All day Starbucks coffee, decaf coffee and Tazo teas

Lunch: South of the Border - Garden green salad with cucumbers and grape tomatoes, flour tortillas, taco shells, tri-colored tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef, chicken fajitas, refried beans, spanish rice, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes black olives, jalapenos, cheesecake filled sopapilla

Afternoon Break: all day Starbucks coffee, decaf coffee and Tazo teas, Fruit and Nut Trail Mix, Granola Bars and Assorted Bar Cookies

Thursday March 26 Breakfast: Seasonal Sliced fruit, sweet breakfast loaves, assorted muffins, assorted flavored bagels with cream cheese plus Vegetarian Scramble and Sausage

Morning Break: all day Starbucks coffee, decaf coffee and Tazo teas, yogurt and whole fruit


The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel is working through a $6 million renovation that will be completed this fall. Upon your arrival, you will find a warm and open lobby, great for informal meetups and relaxing. In the hotel will be Jimmy V’s restaurant, where 5% of the revenues are donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The hotel is always within easy walking distance to many restaurants, pubs, parks, museums, and other attractions.

The Code4Lib 2014 Conference will be the only event using the meeting space that week. The meeting space offers open foyers that will be excellent for the morning and afternoon breaks, along with space for the project and vendor table sponsors looking to build collaboration with the Code4Lib community.

Finally, the hotel has the capacity to host all of the attendees, and we’ve negotiated a rate of $159/night that includes wireless access in the hotel rooms. Hotel reservations will be able to be made after you register using the information provided in your registration confirmation. To guarantee receiving the conference rate, reservations must be made by Monday, February 24th.


Parking is available in a deck adjacent to the Sheraton for $12/day.


The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) serves the Triangle area. It is about 19 miles (24 minutes) driving to reach Raleigh downtown.

The local organizing committee has arranged for discounted ride for shuttle service from the airport to the hotel: SkyLink Shuttle Cost: $15.00 per person one-way (normally $25) or $30.00 roundtrip Notice: 24 hours in advance notice Baggage Limit: No Online reservations? Yes - using the code: code4lib Website: SkyLink Shuttle Phone: 1-919-233-3952

The Triangle Transit Authority also provides a fairly direct bus service including complimentary wifi for $2 each way. Please check the schedule, as service times are limited and may not be available on Sunday.

Taxi service is easily available just outside baggage claim and is also commonly used.

For more details about the area, see the hosting proposal.

Code of Conduct

The Code4Lib Code of Conduct is in force at every Code4Lib gathering. Please read it, abide by it, and help to enforce it.


Registration for Code4Lib 2014 is now CLOSED. Please add your name to the waitlist, as we anticipate that a few more spots will likely open up in the upcoming weeks.

If you are trying to register with a priority reservation (presenter, pre-conf organizer, scholarship recipient, platinum/gold sponsor, or table sponsor), please contact CONCENTRA directly for details on registering.

Registration will close on Friday, February 14, or when the registration reaches 350 attendees, whichever comes first. Registration cost is $165. Pre-conference registration is $5 per half-day session and $10 for a full day session.

Prepared talks


Please read the Speakers Notes wiki page at least 24 hours before your presentation,

Voting is now closed for prepared talks. To see voting results, visit The 11 proposals with the most votes will be guaranteed a slot at the conference. Additional presentations have been selected by the Program Committee in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes weighed heavily in these decisions.

All presenters have been notified as to whether their talk was accepted. A program schedule with talks slotted is available.


Pre-conferences are full- or half-day sessions that will be held on Monday, March 24th, 2014 and can cover just about any topic you can think of [1].

Pre-conference proposals are available on the wiki.

Registration for pre-conferences will be handled as part of the overall conference registration, and will involve a small fee (see above).

Four (4) of the pre-conferences (Drupal4Lib, Archival discovery and use, CCLAM, and Summon Hackfest and ProQuest Discovery & Management Technologies Users Group) are being opened to non-conference attendees. Registration is now closed.