LM_Net is a listserv for school library media specialists
. The membership
at last notice was over seven thousand.
is intended to be a source of assistance
among school librarians
. It offers a searchable archive
, which are usually labeled with subject topic key words
. This way the user can see at first glance if the message is merely a question/comment, or a HIT of responses.
Subject topic keywords in postings such as TARGET
are frequently used to organize
the list as it happens. TARGET is used when a member needs information on a topic. The list members who choose to respond might reply to the list, or to the TARGET-er privately. Usually the person who posted the TARGET asking for help will post a HIT of responses they received. These HITs become very useful, and since they are archived as such, repeat topics are minimal.
Some other subject topic keywords used on LM_Net are:
GEN - for general stuff
TECH - for software
questions (mostly software, though)
JOBS - for posting employment opportunities
LM_Net has members all over the world
, as evidenced by the addresses in taglines
. It's neat to see what new nation
or state Harry Potter
is being challenged
in each week. Having seven thousand people who pretty much share your gloabl views makes you feel less alone in this world, too.