COLLIB-L (the COLege LIBrarians List) is the official professional discussion list of the College Libraries Section (CLS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The list is owned by the American Library Association and managed by Inga Barnello and Larissa Gordon. COLLIB-L serves as a means of communication for both CLS and for college librarianship in general. Anyone may subscribe and post messages to the list. Messages are not reviewed prior to distribution.
COLLIB-L is not a chat line. Personal messages should be addressed to individuals, not broadcast to all subscribers. Subscribers are asked to show courtesy and exercise tolerance in their postings.
Announcements and job postings are welcome; for-profit advertising is not. Job posters are asked to comply with the following ALA/ACRL policies:
"All job announcements should include a salary range...ALA policy requires that organizations recruiting through ALA publications or placement services comply with ALA anti-discriminatory policies. Policy 54.3 states that 'ALA is committed to equality of opportunity for all library employees or applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, physical or mental handicap, individual life-style, or national origin.' By advertising through ALA services [including COLLIB-L], the organization agrees to comply with this policy." (College & Research Libraries News, January 1999, p.44)
Also, the ACRL Guide to Policies & Procedures section 12.17 on Political Discussion states:
"Due to ALA's tax exemption as a 501(c)(3), ALA resources cannot be used to support or oppose any candidate for public office. Nor can they be used to link to other sites that contain such support or opposition. Neither can ALA's resources be used to suggest or support boycotts or to make defamatory remarks."
Discussion List Information:
The COLLIB-L Discussion List is hosted through the CLS ALA Connect Community. Full details on how to join the space and post to the list can be found here.
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