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Subject: Conversations in Emerging Tech & Virtual Reference eForum

Description: Asking for a Friend: Conversations in Emerging Tech & Virtual Reference eForum

Join us on February 25th & 26th, 2020 from 10am to 6pm EST. Discuss your current, past, and future plans for technology training, digital storytelling, big data, patron privacy, social justice tech, and more. This eForum is a joint collaboration of Virtual Reference Services, Managing Emerging Technology, & Emerging Technologies Hot Topics RUSA committees and is open to all. The forum will be held entirely online. The eForum is intended for a moderated discussion of timely issues for a select period of time. To participate, simply join this listserv and check your email to take part in and/or watch the conversation.

2/25/20 Tuesday EST
10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Reference Training
11:00am - 12:00pm
Special Guest Speaker: Paul Chasen
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dealing with Difficult Patrons Online
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology in the Service of Social Justice
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Services & Tech for Online Students
2/26/20 Wednesday EST
10:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Storytelling
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Big Data & Blockchain
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Digital Citizenship and Patron Privacy
4:00pm - 6:00pm
“Day to Day” Solutions: What tech is helping your library & patrons?

*If the number of emails gets to be too much, or if you're busy and you don't want to actively participate, here are some options for managing your subscription.

How to unsubscribe: If you wish to unsubscribe to the e-Forum entirely, You should see the option "unsubscribe" on the left sidebar. Just click on that and enter your email address to unsubscribe from the list. The entire discussion will be available if you'd prefer to read it later. You can always re-subscribe to the list at a later date if a future topic is of interest to you.

Get digest format: If you would like to receive fewer emails, you can set your list settings to digest format.
Choose "subscriber options" on the left. Then in Receiving mode, choose "digest MIME format." The digest is set to provide one message per 25 messages sent to the list and are generated Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 3 PM Central Time.

Use email filters and threads to keep your inbox organized: If you want to participate fully in the e-Forum, but want to keep the email messages separate from other emails, you can probably set up a filter in your mail client, which will have e-forum messages directly delivered to a folder of your choice, as opposed to your in-box (just don't forget to check the folder!), or flag the messages to alert you that they are e-Forum messages. You can also organize the folder by threads to keep track of conversations.

Click the Rules button on the Home ribbon and choose “Create Rule”. Set up the rule to match: subject contains [alcts-eforum] (this header is contained in all of the messages). Check “move the item to folder” [select/create a folder where you'd like to have the e-forum messages sent, e.g. e-forums]
To thread the conversation, go to the View ribbon, and click “Show as conversation.”

Go to Settings (upper right) and choose the Filters tab and create a new filter. Set up the filter to match: subject contains [alcts-eforum] (this header is contained in all of the messages). Star it or label it with a special message to alert you that is an e-forum message. Gmail automatically displays messages in threads. For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

Please use this email address if you need further assistance: Please do not reply to the entire list to unsubscribe or change your settings.

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