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Listing of library listservs

Guidelines for Emory Libraries Listservs

  • LIBWLB-L@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU (formerly LIBGEN-L) should be used for Woodruff Library building information only and will only include staff located in the Woodruff Library (including LITS & CFDE staff). Examples of content include renovations, outages, schedule changes, security concerns, etc., of interest to only those located in the Woodruff Library.


  • LIBALL-L@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU is a moderated list used for library-wide communication. All library staff will be included in this list across all Emory campuses. Content should be limited to information related to staff transitions, systems, training, services, programs, exhibitions, and operational information etc. of interest to all library staff.

To assist you in prioritizing and to provide a filter, Librarians Assembly has developed tagging categories that may help. Please use these when sending messages to the lists:

  • Category Tags (for use on library lists only):

 When developing a message, please include one of the following category tags in the subject line.

  • [Event]: Announcements of library events that are not meetings such as receptions, speakers, holiday parties, coffee hours, etc.
  • [General]: General announcements not covered by other category tags
  • [Meetings]: Meeting announcements, agendas, minutes, etc.
  • [Outage]: Announcements of a service or software being down or back up
  • [Resources]: Announcements about acquisition of new resources/materials
  • [Staffing]: Announcements of new and departing staff, HR comings/goings emails, reorganization announcements, job talks/interviews
  • [Training]: Announcements about webinars, workshops, conferences, etc.

Also note that LITS-wide communication should be sent to LITS-STAFF-L@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU.
Other options:
For general information and other types of sharing, Slack is now available for your use. Slack is a tool that allows remote teams to communicate more effectively. You can sign up for the libraries’ Slack workspace using your Emory email address.  Information on using Slack can be found on the Remote Working Guidelines page on Libnet.