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Email forums to help facilitate peer to peer networking

What are email lists?

The State Library of New South Wales' email-based forums exist to facilitate information exchange, foster collaboration and support professional communication and development within the New South Wales public library network.

Disclaimer: State Library of New South Wales does not control the contents of these mailing lists. The fact that State Library hosts a mailing list does not serve as an endorsement by State Library of New South Wales of the content of every posting to a list.

The State Library of New South Wales makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose of the information posted to these lists. List subscribers should rely on their own critical evaluation of the postings.

There are a number of email based forums hosted by the State Library.

Please substitute the name of the list in the instructions below, for example to subscribe to pln email pln-subscribe@libraries.nsw.gov.au

If you have any questions about joining or participating in these forums please contact Public Library Services.

The list names and descriptions are below:

pln
for staff who work in public libraries in New South Wales who are interested in issues, ideas and initiatives relating to New South Wales public libraries.

collecting
for library staff who  are interested or involved in collection management in New South Wales public libraries.

druginfo
for the exchange of information, ideas and feedback regarding drug info @ your library.

evaluation
for library staff who  are interested or involved in evaluation and collecting and using statistics in New South Wales public libraries.

glam 
for library staff who  are involved in managing galleries, archives and museums as well as public libraries.  This list is not for general GLAM discussion.

hard2find
for New South Wales public libraries to use for finding items which are not listed on Libraries Australia.  To be a member of this list your library must be willing to search for each title which is posted to this list. 

lglib
for any staff who work in a public library in New South Wales who are interested in the NSW Local Government Corporate Librarians group.

liac-l
for library staff who are involved in or are interested in the Find Legal Answers service in public libraries.

literacy
for library staff who are interested in literacy issues in public libraries.

making
for library staff who are involved in making including maker spacers, and a range of other making related activities in your libraries

marketing
for library staff who are involved in marketing and promoting New South Wales public libraries.

mobiles
for library staff who are involved with mobile libraries connected to public libraries.

multicultural
for library staff who are interested in, or provide services and collections for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

mcbulkloans
for library staff  who work directly with multicultural and alternate format bulk loans.

ill
for public library staff involved with the NSW Document Delivery Working Group.

olderpeople
for library staff who are involved in providing services to older people, including home library services in New South Wales public libraries.

reference
for library staff providing reference and information services in New South Wales public libraries.  This includes local studies, community information, corporate libraries and readers advisory work. 

youngpeople
for library staff providing services to children and young adults in New South Wales public libraries.

regional
participation in this list is limited to managers of regional libraries in New South Wales.  A regional library is formed when two or more councils have entered into a a formal agreement under the Library Act 1939 to work together to provide library services to their communities. 

plc-ce
participation in this list is limited to library managers and staff of libraries in the NSW Central East Zone. 

plc-cw
participation in this list is limited to library managers and staff of libraries in the NSW Central West Zone. 

plc-ne
participation in this list is limited to library managers and staff of libraries in the NSW North East Zone. 

plc-se
participation in this list is limited to library managers and staff of libraries in the NSW South East Zone.

plc-sw
participation in this list is limited to library managers and staff of libraries in the NSW South West Zone.

Other useful e-mail lists

aliaCYSS - Australian children's and youth services in libraries e-list

aliaREAD - Australian Readers Advisory e-list  

aliaILLS_NSWPUB - Inter Library Loans in New South Wales Pubilc Libraries e-list 

alialocalstudiesNSW - Local studies librarians in New South Wales e-list