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The purpose of this listserv is to promote communication. Appropriate postings to the list include: job openings, notices of library-related events (including workshops or classes), requests for information on how other libraries do things, and discussion of current library events. Advertisements, non library-related messages, personal attacks, chain letters, and jokes are NOT appropriate. Occasionally, a subject will come up that generates many posts because of its controversial nature. If the discussion threatens to overwhelm our mailboxes or becomes acrimonious, the listowner or other list members may suggest that those interested in discussing it further take their discussion off the list.
When replying to a posting, only quote the portions that are absolutely necessary to help the reader and delete the rest.
When replying to a posting, consider whether you need to reply to the whole list or just to an individual. Donít reply to the list unless you think your mail would be helpful and of interest to the majority.
Do not send copyrighted material. Instead use an excerpt/quote from the material and include the URL.
Include the http:// part of the URL in your e-mail messages about sites for the convenience of readers with smart mail applications. This will enable them to click on the URL and have the web site open up.
Be civil. Rude or mean behavior is discouraged.
There are many new users of the Internet and e-mail on this list. They may make some mistakes in posting. Please be supportive and encouraging to them.
Help readers by giving your posting a descriptive subject line. For example, "Job opening at ..." lets the reader know what the message is about.
Do not use attachments or send large files to the list. These may cause others' mailboxes to crash or overflow.
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Do not attack inappropriate posters. You may send your comments to the listowner.
Listowner may provide direct warnings to problem posters.
Suspension from the list is at the sole discretion of list owner.
Attacks, excessive off-topic postings, ignoring list guidelines, etc. MAY have the following consequences:
1st time: warning
2nd time: 30 day removal from list
3rd time: permanent removal from the list
Please note: the goal here is not to remove people from the list. Anyone who is warned should feel free to discuss their situation with the listowner. A subscriber may appeal a decision of the listowner to the BRLA Executive Board.
The Border Regional Library Association and the listowner are not responsible for any postings to the list or consequences that may arise from these postings.accepted 11/14/00
If you have any questions, contact the list owner, Norice Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
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