August 28, 2018

New Yardsale Listserv

Beginning today there is a new listserv for NHAIS libraries to use when offering items to their fellow libraries (for sale or for free) and where they can find what is being offered. It is called YardsaleNHAIS and is ready for subscriptions at

This new list has been set up using the same administrative policies as other NHSL listservs and the same user guidelines should be followed.

Guidelines for use of NHSL listservs
• Always include a subject line that tells recipients what your message is about.
• Respond directly to the original sender and not the entire list whenever possible.
• Use a complete signature block that includes your name, library, town, phone number, and ILL van stop.
• Send messages only to the list on which they belong (cross posting is rarely appropriate).
• It is the responsibility of the members of the list to keep it on topic – let other subscribers know (politely, and directly rather than through the listserv) when they are posting in the wrong place.

Policies for NHSL administered listservs
• Only members of the NH library community may subscribe to these listservs.
• Subscription requests will be reviewed by a list administrator before being activated.
• Messages sent by subscribers to the list will be distributed automatically .
• The list messages are run through the state’s spam filters which can cause posting delays to subscriber’s messages. Quarantined messages will be dealt with by list administrators when the NHSL is open.
• List administrators are not monitoring the listservs to make sure postings from subscribers are on-topic.
• Messages sent by non-subscribers will be held for review by a list administrator and will be distributed to the list at their discretion. Postings from someone in the NH library community and on a topic appropriate to the list where the message was sent are typically distributed. Held postings are reviewed as time allows and only when the NHSL is open.
• By default replies to messages on the listserv will go to the poster, not the list.
• Listserv archives and subscriber lists are accessible only to subscribers to that list and a password is required to access this information.

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