Michlib-L (mish-libe el)

What is Michlib-L?

Michlib-L is an email-based discussion list by, for and about Michigan libraries. Michlib-L was one of the first statewide library discussion lists on the Internet.

Who Can Join?

Anyone with an interest in Michigan libraries may join. Librarians and library support staff are especially encouraged to join.

How Do I Subscribe?

Go to http://mail2.mcls.org/mailman/listinfo/michlib-l and follow the instructions.

What Kind of Information is Posted?

Michigan library job postings, information about the Michigan eLibrary and other statewide initiatives, census questions, offers of old runs of journals, library furniture for sale, discussion about the state of libraries, policy questions, help with problems, name that poem or book - everything library-related except advertising by commercial vendors. Michlib-L is where many official notices from the Library of Michigan and other statewide library groups are made.

What Are Best Practices for Posting?

Please note that message attachments are scrubbed from the archives and for subscribers of the digest version. For maximum reach, embed text into the body of your messages.

If you’re responding to a post on Michlib-l that is only intended for one person, “Reply” to the message rather than “Reply All.” This will get your information to the original poster but not distribute it to the rest of the list.

What Types of Libraries are Represented on Michlib-L?

All types of libraries participate: academic, public, school, special and government.

Who Can Post?

Only members of the list may post. All other submissions go to the list moderator for approval.

How Do I Find Something I Saw Posted Once?

You can use the Michlib-L archives going back to 2001. Those archives are available a http://mail2.mcls.org/mailman/listinfo/michlib-l . Even older messages can often be found through a Google search.

Am I Going to Get Tons of Email or Spam?

The traffic on Michlib-L averages 8-10 messages per day. A digest version is available. Only subscribers can post to the list and the list is moderated so you will not get spam.

How Do I Unsubscribe?

Go to http://mail2.mcls.org/mailman/listinfo/michlib-l, scroll to the bottom of the page, and look for the line: To unsubscribe from Michlib-l, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options enter your subscription email address.

More Questions?

Contact Sonya Schryer Norris, Michlib-L Moderator at norriss2@michigan.gov or call 517-373-4457.