Subscribe to Publib Listserve


How to Subscribe to the Publib Listserve

The recent migration of Publib to OCLC resulted in a non-intuitive subscription process.  As of the time of this posting, the module is incorrectly configured and Publib archives are in a private area.  The following steps are a work-around that will allow new subscribers to register.  These steps should also make it apparent how to access the archives.

Update – Jan 15, 2012:   The following process provided by OCLC will allow new subscribers to register without using the steps below for the GUI: 

  • From the email address you wish to use for your interaction with the list, send an email to: and put subscribe publib in the body.  You can put this in the subject line as well, but it is not required. (Note from editor: leave subject line blank OR put subscribe publib in it)



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The Publib Archives

The Publib archives from the Webjunction listserve are available here: Archives

Archives compiled after Dec. 7, 2011 are available here: Archives


New Google group to discuss archives in public libraries

This message was posted on Archives and Archivists List on August 1, 2009. It is a followup to an inquiry to gauge interest in creating a new Roundtable for public library archives and special collections within the Society of American Archivists. There were quite a few positive responses posted to A&A List.

If you’re interested in this aspect of public librarianship, please considering joining the google group described below.

Hello all,

A Google group has been started to facilitate the work on putting together a Public Library Archives/Special Collections Roundtable. It is a public group, and anyone interested in pitching in or just curious about the proposed Roundtable is encouraged to check it out!

Renée DesRoberts
McArthur Public Library
270 Main Street
Biddeford, Maine 04005