What are email lists?
The State Library of New South Wales hosts email-based forums (elists) to facilitate information exchange, foster collaboration and support professional communication and development within the New South Wales public library network.
To subscribe to a list, unsubscribe or change your settings go to Listserv subscription management and select a list from the dropdown menu.
If you are not from a NSW public library please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request subscription.
There are a number of lists for NSW public library managers. Please email email@example.com to be added to the managers' list and your zone managers' list.
List names and descriptions
for NSW public library staff who are interested in issues, ideas and initiatives relating to NSW public libraries.
for NSW public library staff who are providing or interested in providing adult literacy programs in their libraries.
for NSW public library staff who are interested or involved in collection management in public libraries.
for the exchange of information, ideas and feedback regarding the Drug Info service in NSW public libraries.
for NSW public library staff who are interested or involved in evaluation, and collecting and using statistics in public libraries.
for NSW public library staff who are interested in information about Find Legal Answers' collections, programs and events.
for NSW public library staff who are interested or involved in games as programs, collections or services in public libraries.
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.
for NSW public library staff 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.
for NSW public library staff who manage interlibrary loans services in public libraries.
for NSW public library staff who are interested in discussion and updates about the statewide indyreads e-content platform.
for NSW public library staff who are interested in the NSW Local Government Corporate Librarians group.
for NSW public library staff who are interested in literacy issues in public libraries.
for NSW public library staff who are involved in local studies in public libraries.
for NSW public library staff who are involved in maker spaces and making related activities in public libraries.
for NSW public library staff who are involved in marketing and promoting in public libraries.
for NSW public library staff who work directly with multicultural and alternate format bulk loans.
for library staff who are involved in public library mobile library services.
for NSW public library staff who are interested in, or provide services and collections for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
for NSW public library staff who are involved in providing services to older people, including home library services.
for NSW public library staff providing reference and information services in public libraries. This includes local studies, community information, corporate libraries and readers advisory work.
for library staff who are involved in local studies in public libraries throughout Australia.
for NSW public library staff providing services to children and young adults in public libraries.
Conditions of use
State Library of NSW uses Listserv software to manage and host email lists to facilitate statewide communication and discussion.
- Provide a short and meaningful subject for each message.
- Keep messages brief and relevant.
- Respect the opinion of others.
- Always provide a signature with postings.
- Include a disclaimer, if appropriate.
- Do not send messages that:
- are defamatory
- infringe copyright
- are spam (send multiple similar email messages, including persistent messages on topics unrelated to the purpose of the list)
- in any way breach criminal law
- are threatening, abusive or harassing
- contain viruses or destructive programs
- are chain letters.
These lists are not for advertising businesses. A simple statement that offers a way to follow up for more information on a service or product is acceptable if it accompanies a substantive message discussing a subject appropriate to the list.
Announcements of conferences, workshops, new publications, and position openings appropriate to the topic of the list are welcome.
Attachments are limited to pdf or jpg files to reduce the likelihood of phishing.
Archives of list messages will potentially be retained indefinitely. State Library of NSW staff will monitor performance and storage capacity of Listserv lists and will advise of any potential change to archive limits.
The 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.
Information and privacy
The State Library of NSW collects your subscriber information to enable us to provide you with a range of email list services. By subscribing to an email list you agree to your subscriber information being stored offshore with the email list provider. This supplier is allowed to use the data for contractually agreed purposes and must handle data in a confidential and secure manner, in accordance with Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) and Privacy and Personal Information Protection Regulation 2019 (NSW).
Please refer to the State Library of NSW information security policy for further information.
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