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Termination of Embedded Librarians Caucus email list

As you may know, the Embedded Librarians Caucus email list, along with all other email lists hosted by SLA, will cease to operate on July 1.

It is being replaced by the Embedded Librarians community on SLA Connect, the Association’s new messaging and collaboration platform. SLA Connect has the capability to push messages out to subscribers’ email, which functions much like the listserv software.

The catch is that you must be a paid-up member of the Caucus in order to participate in the SLA Connect community. As currently configured, SLA Connect does not allow non-Caucus members to subscribe to our Caucus. This applies both to SLA members who are not Caucus members, and to non-SLA members.

If you are a Caucus member, you should have received a message from me, sent from SLA Connect, yesterday or earlier today. If you didn’t receive that message, and believe you should be listed as a member, you should contact Natasha Kenner at SLA, nkenner@sla.org , who can check your membership status.

I have asked SLA to reconsider the current policy, and permit us to include non-members in our Connect community. While I’d like to have everyone join the Caucus and support us officially, I recognize there are a number of reasons why someone might want to receive our messages without joining, and I think we should be flexible enough to permit that.

While we await further developments, if you aren’t a caucus member, you still have a couple ways to keep in touch with us:

  1. This website  (http://embedded.sla.org) is not affected by the change. We’ll continue to post updates here; you can subscribe to receive notifications of new posts by entering your email address under the Subscribe to Blog via Email heading in the right sidebar.
  2. Our Twitter account will also continue as before. Follow us @SLAEmbedded

Please let me know if you have any questions about all of this. Thanks for your continued support of the Caucus!

–Dave Shumaker

Caucus Convenor

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