Listservs

NDLA Electronic Discussion Lists Policy

 North Dakota Library Association lists are the official discussion lists of NDLA, intended to facilitate communication among members about Association business and library issues.

All members, voting and non-voting, may opt to subscribe to any NDLA list. Any list member may post messages in accordance with the criteria specified below. List membership subscription requests are moderated by the Membership Chair. Note: you can check and manage your NDLA membership, section/roundtable membership, and Listserv subscriptions by logging into the Member Area.

Established lists are:

 

NDLA members are encouraged to use lists for purposes such as to:

  • conduct Association business
  • announce deadlines (The Good Stuff, annual conference, etc.)
  • disseminate news items of professional interest
  • advertise position openings
  • exchange information on library practices and policies
  • publicize conferences, workshops, and professional development or continuing education opportunities
  • announce new publications

 

Inappropriate uses include sending:

  • messages intended for one individual
  • for-profit advertising or commercial marketing
  • non-library related messages
  • jokes or chain e-mails
  • insulting, defamatory, or offensive messages
  • hoax virus warning

 

Message sent to NDLA lists will be distributed to all subscribers. Messages are not reviewed prior to distribution. Senders are responsible for the content of their messages and should include a signature. A descriptive subject line should be used.

INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for subscribing (joining) and unsubscribing (leaving) an NDLA list, including read-only on the Executive Board:

Subscribe to a list using an email command:

  1.     Send an email to [email protected]
  2.     Leave the subject line blank of the email
  3.     In the body (not subject) of the email enter the following:
  •       SUB listname yourfirstname yourlastname
  •       NOTE: listname is the name of the list

 

Listname choices:

NDLA     (All Members)

NDLA-EXEC     (Executive Board Members)

NDLA-ASL     (Academic and Special Libraries Section)

NDLA-HSIS     (Health Science Information Section)

NDLA-NMRT     (New Members Roundtable )

NDLA-PLS     (Public Library Section)

NDLA-SLAYS     (School Library & Youth Services Section)

NDLA-TSGD     (Technical Services & Government Documents Roundtable)

yourfirstname and yourlastname are your name (must be at least two words)

For example, to join the list named XYZ, send the following in the body of the email:

SUB xyz John Hancock

In most cases, you will then be asked to confirm the request. Instructions will be included in the confirmation email.

Unsubscribe to a list using an email command:

  1.     Send an email to [email protected] Note: This must come from the exact email address used in your subscription. 
  2.     Leave the subject line blank of the email
  3.     In the body (not subject) of the email enter the following:
  •       SIGNOFF listname
  •       NOTE: listname is the name of the list you want to leave.

For example, to leave the list named XYZ, send the following in the body of the email:

SIGNOFF xyz

In most cases, you will then be asked to confirm the request. Instructions will be included in the confirmation email.

If this does not work (e.g., your address has changed), please contact the list owner at listname[email protected] and ask to be removed from the list. Be sure to mention any old addresses which might be subscribed to that list and the name of the list.

EXECUTIVE BOARD LISTSERV

Within a week after the close of the annual conference, the Membership Chair removes previous officers, changes the status of current officers to be able to post, and adds incoming chairs to read only status to the Executive Board Listserv. Only current members of the Executive Board may post messages to this listserv. Any member may request to be a read-only member of the list. The Executive Board list is :

 

Approved: 3/14/08

Approved: 4/25/20