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To LISTSERV or to Not LISTSERV

Beginning in August 2016, the Special Libraries Association (SLA) discontinued its traditional discussion-based listserv in favor of a new service: SLA Connect. If you click through to the post on Information Today, Inc. you can see the host of services and tools and enhancements moving to SLA Connect provides for SLA members. However, change is difficult and this change caught a number of members by surprise. We all know how difficult it is to communicate change to patrons. It’s no easier with fellow professionals. The rollout was going to start July 1, 2016 but got pushed back a month because of member feedback.¬†Since this is technology, of course there were compliant issues with the new server so some services that were scheduled for a slower transition got moved more quickly and old¬†platforms were shut down. The whole enterprise is a complete change to how people were used to communicating with…