WVLS provides several Google Groups for communicating with the WVLS area libraries via email. All WVLS-managed groups are closed to the general public.
To subscribe to any of these groups, click on the corresponding link, log in with or register for your Google account (you can use your own email address for this), and request a subscription. If you'd rather not sign up for a Google Account we understand; alternatively, you may contact us to request that we manually enable your subscription. All subscriptions are subject to approval by WVLS.
The following is a list of the WVLS Google Groups:
- WVLS All Group Members (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- This group collects all subscribers to our other groups and is used by WVLS to broadcast communications which are relevant to all of our various group subscribers.
- WVLS Public Library Directors (email@example.com) -- This group is for sharing information of particular interest to the directors of the public libraries in the WVLS service area.
- WVLS V-Cat Users (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- This group is for sharing information regarding V-Cat, WVLS's shared automation system.
- WVLS V-Cat Reports (email@example.com) -- All V-Cat reports are sent to this group. This group requires plenty of storage space in your email account due the large size of these reports.
- WVLS Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- This group is for sharing technology related information to the persons of interest in the WVLS service area. The Technology group is currently used for relaying WVLS Technology Services project information as well as network and services status updates.
- WVLS Non-Public Libraries (email@example.com) -- This group is for sharing information with the non-public libraries.
- WVLS Public Library Trustees (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- This list is for library trustees in the WVLS service area.
- WVLS Academic (email@example.com) -- This list is for academic libraries in the WVLS service area.
- WVLS K-12 Librarians (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- This list is for sharing information with library media specialists and aides in school districts within the WVLS service area.
- WVLS Public Library Youth Services (email@example.com) -- This list is for sharing information with public librarians responsible for youth services in the WVLS service area.
If you have questions about these WVLS Google Groups, or if your library or your county library board is interested in having a group or standard email list created for your specific needs, please contact us.
- To send an e-mail to the list, you must use the e-mail account that you used to sign-up to be a member of that list.
- When responding to an e-mail on the list, be mindful that depending on the list, your response may go to the entire list and not just the original poster.
- For lists in which replies go back to the entire list you can reply directly to just the sender by clicking on "Forward" and typing in their e-mail address.