Library Listservs

ALA
American Library Association uses electronic discussion lists for interactive communications. There are lists for committees, roundtables and other groups.
See lists.ala.org/sympa for more information and subscription instructions.

BAISL
The Bay Area Independent School Librarians (BAISL) is an association of professional school librarians who believe that the library is a central and indispensable academic force within the independent school. BAISL is dedicated to furthering the professional growth of its member librarians and to improving independent school libraries in facilities, staffing, and resources.

Subscription information: http://mail.baisl.org/mailman/listinfo/listserv_baisl.org

BAYNET-L
BayNet Library Association’s own discussion list. See http://listserv.baynetlibs.net/listinfo/baynet for more information.

CALIX
CALIX is the listserv for California library issues sponsored by the California Library Association in cooperation with the San Jose School of Library and Information Science. This listserv has been in existence since November, 1995. This list focuses on issues of interest to library staff and library supporters in California in general and on issues relating to the California Library Association in particular. The association uses it as a vehicle of communication for its members.

Subscription information: https://lists.gseis.ucla.edu/sympa/subscribe/calix

LIBREF-L
LIBREF-L is a moderated discussion of issues related to reference librarianship with over 2,000 subscribers worldwide. The list was begun by the reference librarians in Libraries and Media Services, Kent State University, on November 6, 1990.

Subscription instructions: www.library.kent.edu/page/10443

MEDLIB-L
MEDLIB-L is an electronic discussion list for medical and health science librarians/information professionals. This forum focuses on ideas, questions, announcements, and concerns specific to medical and health sciences librarians.

Subscription instructions: www.mlanet.org/discussion/medlib_l_faq.html

 

PACS-L
The Public-Access Computer Systems Forum (PACS-L) is a mailing list that deals with end-user computer systems in libraries. Utilizing PACS-L, subscribers discuss topics such as digital libraries, digital media, electronic books, electronic journals, electronic publishing, Internet information resources, and online catalogs.

Subscription information: epress.lib.uh.edu/pacsl/pacsl.html

Project Wombat
Project Wombat is a discussion list for difficult reference questions, continuing in the tradition of the now-defunct Stumpers list. Anyone may join, or submit a question.

Subscription information: project-wombat.org

SLA-SF Bay Region Chapter
Special Libraries Association is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. This list was created to provide a means of discussing topics of interest to the members of the San Francisco Chapter of SLA.

Subscription information: http://sanfrancisco.sla.org/discussion-list/

Web4Lib
The Web4Lib electronic discussion is for the discussion of issues relating to the creation, management, and support of library-based World-Wide Web servers, services, and applications.

Subscription information: http://web4lib.org/