ARSL members take advantage of the listserv as a means to ask questions, share knowledge, and discuss topics of interest. The list serve has a new address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social media discussion was busy, with questions including: Looking for examples of social media policies to develop one for my library. Do your social media policies address the tone of social media postings or the inclusion of patron photos? What has been your experience with Facebook ads?
What is your policy and how do you schedule display spaces for other organizations in the library?
Discussion about municipality-library relations included: Does your library share a building with the city hall? How does that affect policies and programs? If your library accounts are handled by the city or the county, how are payments authorized and how long does the authorization and payment process take?
How closely is your Friend’s group linked to the library? Do they have desk space? Does library staff spend time on Friend’s work?
Can anyone recommend a keynote speaker for a library conference? Do you record speakers for future use? What equipment do you use? Do you have example releases for speakers?
Program related discussion, including: Do you charge supply or instruction fees for craft or maker programs? What are your policies for author/perfomer visits? Do you allow sales?
Informative discussion about using therapy dogs in reading programs.
Collections discussion about lending equipment like projectors and screens; cataloguing Advance Reader copies; and whether music CD’s are catalogued and shelved by genre or just by performer and title.
The ARSL list-serv is a terrific member benefit. In addition to library management questions, you’ll find job postings and continuing education opportunities. Members can access the archive here: http://arsl.info/faqs/