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Re: Announcing a new discussion list (Priscilla Shontz) Stephen Clark 08 Jan 1999 21:47 UTC

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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 11:43:37 -0600
From: "Shontz, Priscilla" <pshontz@FALCON.TAMUCC.EDU>
Subject: Re: Announcing a new discussion list

Hi!  I'm glad to hear that there is some interest out there for a
discussion list for new librarians, those interested in librarianship or
those interested in mentoring new librarians!  I did want to let you all
know that there is another list, sponsored by the American Library
Association New Members Round Table,
that has this same mission ... NMRT-L at  For more
information about NMRT-L, see the ALA New Members Round Table web site
(  ALA NMRT is an organization for anyone who
has been a member of ALA for less than 10 years.  The list, however, is
open to anyone, whether you're an ALA member or not.

NMRT-L is a list for new librarians, library school students, library
laypeople, those interested in librarianship, vendors, new ALA members, or
anyone interested in issues pertaining to these groups.  ALA NMRT is a
great support group and our list is a great way for us to keep in touch
and to share our experiences.  It's a great forum for those of you who
can't attend conferences to find support or encouragement for day-to-day
problems or issues.  In my experience, NMRT has been a great way to meet
others & make interesting contacts, to broaden my perspective and to find
supportive, encouraging, energetic friends out there in libraryland.  We
find that sometimes NMRT-L can seem overwhelmed with announcements &
committee business ... but we would love to see this forum used more as a
discussion forum for your on-the-job or career questions.

See the ALA NMRT web site ( for more information.
Thanks!  Priscilla

Priscilla Shontz
American Library Association New Members Round Table

On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Susan Scheiberg wrote:

>       *****CROSS-POSTED!  Please excuse the duplication.*****
> Announcing the birth of a new discussion list:  NEWLIB-L.
> NEWLIB-L is a discussion list for librarians new to the profession who wish
> to share experiences and discuss ideas, issues, trends, and problems faced
> by librarians in the early stages of their careers.  However, this list is
> also of interest to those who are considering becoming librarians, and to
> those established in the profession who might wish to mentor newcomers.
> The list is currently open to all librarians--academic, public, special, etc.
> To subscribe, please send a note to:
> with the message:
> "subscribe newlib-l Your Name"
> (please do not put in the quotation marks into your message, and replace
> "Your Name" with your name as you wish it to appear.)
> Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the list, or
> send a note to with the message, "info newlib-l".
> Thanks, and welcome to the list,
> Susan Scheiberg
> Susan Scheiberg
> Team Leader, Serials Acquisitions (aka Serials Librarian)
> Doheny Library G24A
> University of Southern California
> Los Angeles, CA 90089-0182
> Telephone: (213)740-7355
> FAX: (213)740-0959
> E-mail: