I see on the Free Range Librarian’s, Karen Schneider, blog that Karen asks if email lists are still useful – or are they "last century". And I must confess that I immediately felt very old – as I vividly remember when the SLA Toronto Chapter got its first list – way back when! How handy it was! No more mailing around to individuals! What a great social network (to use a current phrase to apply to a time before the phrase existed) it was! But I also immediately thought of the LMD list – which, perhaps fortuitously given the comments on Karen’s blog, has never been over-active. This is one of the many questions that I am sure Ulla deStricker and her strategic planning team will explore next year in our quest to uncover the future of LMD. But I thought I would interject this thought here in advance … what do you think of email lists in general and the LMD list specifically? Are they "so last century" … or does the LMD list serve its purpose to communicate to our audience? Please comment!
Regards, Juanita – LMD Chair-Elect