We've moved all of our email lists to a new platform. All RAILS-managed email discussion lists, which are shown below, are now using ListServ.

Legacy message archives for these email lists will remain available at https://www.railslibraries.info/membership/email-lists through October 2023. (Login on the legacy website required for access.)

Email lists managed by member networking groups and associations are not listed below, but are shown on the RAILS ListServ website (unless hidden by the list owner).

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