SLA Silicon Valley Chapter – Use Policy for Communication Channels
In order to more effectively utilize Chapter communication channels, the Silicon Valley Chapter Communication Committee is defining general use policies for the blog and the discussion list. We want to encourage use of these channels but also to manage repetition, timeliness and thoroughness.
The following are guidelines. Please adhere to these generally, but use your best judgment should you believe an exception is called for. The Communication Committee welcomes your input. To contact the committee, please refer to the Chair on the list of Board and Committee members on the blog.
The standard ethics and expectations of good taste that apply to any professional forum apply to use of all Silicon Valley communication channels.
Blog postings are mediated. The blog committee monitors an incoming mailbox for new posts. In general, turn-around time is approximately a week, which covers up to a couple of days between mailbox access, the process of proofing/formatting and posting. Postings received the first half of the week are more likely to post to the blog the same week. Postings may be expedited if direct contact with the blog master is established.
* Any item the Chapter will want to archive for historical reference, such as listings of current slate of officers
* Notice of Chapter events (annual meetings, Chapter programs, joint Chapter meetings, neighborhood events, Solo Librarian meetings)
* Reports on Chapter events
* Awards won by Chapter members
* Interviews with Chapter members
* Regular posts from the Chapter president
* Reports on major industry conferences from Chapter members (Internet Librarian, SLA Annual, SLA Leadership)
* Book reviews
Discussion list posts
The discussion list is self-driven. For access to the Silicon Valley Chapter discussion list, please contact the Discussion List Chair found on the list of Board and Committee members on the blog. For directions on how to use the discussion list or an alternate method for subscription, consult the following SLA website: http://www.sla.org/content/community/lists/index.cfm