Library Listservs

Library IT maintains several internal listservs to facilitate communication among Library staff:

  • Libnews-L -- All employees are members of the Library's internal listserv.
  • Libfac-L -- All Library faculty members and Academic Professionals are members of this internal Library listserv.
  • Libstaff-L -- All Library Civil Service Employees are members of this internal Library listserv.
  • Libuntenfac-L -- All untenured Library faculty are members of this internal Library listserv.
  • Libcirc-L -- All Library staff who are working for circulation in the UIUC Library are members of this internal Library listserv.
  • Libcat-L -- All Library staff currently doing cataloging in the UIUC Library are members of this internal Library listserv.
  • Libissues-L --  Certain Library personnel to discuss Library Issues.

Additional listservs can be set up for individual Library groups as needed. Please Log a work request to have a new listserv created. Please include:

  • A name for your list
  • The reason you need the list
  • The NetIDs of the faculty/staff/GAs who will be list members.

To be added to or removed from an existing listserv

If you have questions about an existing listserv or want to be added/removed from a listserv, please contact the list owner using this type of email address:

  • Listserv name-L -request@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu

For example, if you want to subscribe to LIBTECHSERV-L, send an email to LIBTECHSERV-L-request@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu

Listserv vs. Email Alias

In some cases, it may be preferable to set up an email alias for a group rather than creating a listserv.

Listservs are commonly used to facilitate discussion among the members of large groups. Each listserv has an owner who monitors the list and manages subscriptions to the list. The content of a Library listserv can be archived for one year.

A group email alias may be effective for a small group. All emails addressed to the alias are delivered to each of the individual email accounts associated with the alias. There is no owner for a group email alias. There is no archive.