Electonic Discussion List
The New York Chapter of Special Libraries Association operates one Discussion List: SLA-CNY. The purpose of this list is to facilitate communication among New York Chapter members. Although the majority of the list consists of members of SLA, subscription is also open to non-members.
Subscribing to SLA-CNY
Members new to SLA NY will be automatically subscribed to the SLA-CNY Discussion List.Other interested parties may join SLA-CNY by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following text in the body. Leave the subject field blank.
subscribe sla-cny [your email address] [firstname lastname]
Once you submit a request to subscribe to SLA-CNY and receive approval to join, you can manage your own subscription. Please see below for more information.
Posting a Message to the CNY-SLA Discussion List
To post a message to SLA-CNY, send an email to email@example.com. Only approved subscribers are permitted to send messages to the list.
Replying to Postings
Many postings on the list are notifications of upcoming events which require an RSVP for registration.Please read meeting announcements completely before you hit “reply.” The sender of the announcement is often not the individual handling the RSVPs; by simply replying to the invitation without reading it through, your RSVP or other message may be delayed or misplaced.
Appropriate Topics for Discussion
Members of SLA-CNY are encouraged to post messages to the list and to participate in discussions. Examples of relevant topics include:
- Upcoming chapter-related events and meetings
- Special offers from SLA and other information organizations
- Workshops and online-learning events
- Job postings
- Reference, cataloguing and library procedure questions
- Product queries and evaluations
- Exchange offers of books, journals, equipment, etc.
- Opinions and views about library-related issues
Conversely, certain types of messages should not be posted to this list. While SLA-CNY is not moderated, list members who post the following types of messages may have their list privileges revoked:
- Commercial products or service offers
- Unlicensed copyright-protected materials
- Messages that attack or slander other SLA members
- Large files which consume system resources and may cause your message to be undeliverable or crash the host system
Managing your Subscription
When you initially subscribe to SLA-CNY, your account will operate under the default setting. Messages will arrive to your inbox as they are contributed to the list. Alternatively, you may wish to change your member type to receive message as a daily digest. To change your member type to digest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following message in the body of the email:
set sla-cny digest
To set your member type back to the default send an email to email@example.com with the following message in the body of the email:
set sla-cny mail
Members can leave the list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following message in the body of the email:
The SLA New York Chapter Discussion List, email@example.com, is provided by SLA as a service to its members. SLA assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions discussed on this list. Neither SLA nor SLA NY is responsible for the accuracy of postings nor do they necessarily endorse any opinions posted to this list. Message authors are solely responsible for the content of their messages.
Questions or Concerns
Please contact the SLA-CNY List Manager, Davis Erin Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), with queries or issues related to your account.