The LISSA_chat listserv is an unmoderated email forum designed to serve the current graduate students of the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, all of whom are members the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA).

The purpose of the LISSA_chat listserv is to provide a student forum to discuss:

- the current issues and events of the Simmons GSLIS program

- current issues and events in field of librarianship

- issues concerning library work, organizational culture and the pursuit of career opportunities, including the sharing of job listings

- general chat topics, including classified listings, links to other web sites, etc.

While this is a listserv designed for current Simmons GSLIS students, please remember that members of the Simmons GSLIS faculty and staff, as well as alumni of the program, may subscribe, and are currently subscribed, to this listserv.

Anyone subscribed to the listserv may post to the listserv.  Subscribers must send email to from the email address used to subscribe to the listserv in order to post to the listserv.

As this is a listserv of professionals, please keep all language professional, polite, and clear of profanity and offensive terms that may discriminate against or offend anyone on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or religion.

Please observe copyright limitations when posting articles and information by only posting the link and a brief blurb to the listserv.  DO NOT send text of entire articles to the listserv from news sites or other web sites to  Email file attachments are forbidden on this listserv. Please do not send posts to the listserv that contain any type of file attachment. Ignoring these two rules can constitute permanent unsubscription from the listserv at the discretion of the listserv administrators.

For more information on proper netiquette, see The Net Users Guidelines and Netiquette ( by Arlene H. Rinaldi at Florida Atlantic University.

effective 1/19/2004
last edited 2/21/2004