The Department of Information Studies uses email as the primary method of informing the community about important events, news, and policy updates. Please post messages to the correct lists, minimize the use of attachments, and keep discussions thoughtful and on-topic!

You may only post to lists from the same email address that you have subscribed to the list.

All communications on the list are subject to UC policy on electronic communications (see https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/7000470/ElectronicCommunications).  In particular, “Members of the University community are strongly encouraged to use the same personal and professional courtesies and considerations in electronic communications as they would in other forms of communication.” (attachment 1, section II.C). In addition, we encourage all members of the IS community to be inspired in their communications by the Department’s Guiding Principles. (see https://is.gseis.ucla.edu/media/IS_Guiding_Principles.pdf
 
IS-DEPARTMENT is the Department’s primary on-line communication vehicle for major announcements regarding curriculum, policy, special programs/events hosted or sponsored by the department, emergency announcements, and the like. IS-Department postings may also include GSE&IS announcements which impact IS directly, and any official postings from the UCLA administration which affect IS as part of the wider UCLA community. 
  • Target audience: Current members of the IS community (faculty, staff, students only) Subscribers without affiliation to IS are removed without notice.
  • Only approved administrators may post (IS Leadership, support staff)
  • List “of record” of the department
  • List is archived as a matter of Departmental recordkeeping, but not accessible to the public.
  • Students, faculty, and staff must subscribe themselves and are assumed to be subscribed.
  • Send messages to Departmental Administrative staff for posting
  • Subscribe or unsubscribe to IS-DEPARTMENT
 
 
IS-NETWORK is a discussion, outreach, and announcement list for interested students, faculty, and staff. Its focus is on issues or opportunities relating to the Information professions in general, and the Department of Information Studies in particular. Offers of internships, announcements of scholarship opportunities, conferences, student and professional job opportunities are posted here. 
  • Target audience is the IS Community and interested outside members, including employers, internship sites, alumni, etc.
  • Anyone can subscribe and post.
  • List members must subscribe themselves.
  • List is archived as a matter of Departmental recordkeeping, but not accessible to the public.
  • List posting address: is-network@lists.gseis.ucla.edu
  • Subscribe or unsubscribe to IS-NETWORK
 
IS-COMMUNITY is for any other topic you wish to bring to the community as a whole may be discussed, requested, or celebrated here, including faculty and student awards, carpool organizing, discussions of current events, etc. 
  • Target audience is the IS Community and any interested outside members.
  • Anyone can subscribe and post.
  • List members must subscribe themselves.
  • List not archived.
  • List posting address: is-community@lists.gseis.ucla.edu
  • Subscribe or unsubscribe to IS-COMMUNITY
 
IS-STUDENTS, run by the Office of Student Services, will be used for communications from the Office of Student Services.
  • Target audience: current students only.
  • Only OSS can post, IS student groups send their postings to Amy Gershon at OSS.
  • List membership is administered by Amy Gershon.
  • List is archived.
 
IS-FACULTY is for discussion of administration, teaching, and policy matters within the Department for all teaching and support staff. Announcements related to course scheduling, room availability, instructional technology matters, etc., should be posted on this list.
  • Target audience: IS Faculty, Emeriti, Adjunct lecturers, TAs, Staff
  • List membership is administered by IS Staff
  • List is archived as a matter of Departmental recordkeeping, but not accessible to the public.
 
IS-LADDER-FACULTY is for current ladder faculty only. It should be used for announcements and topics discussed, for example, in the executive session of the IS FEC.
  • IS ladder faculty and designated support staff may post.
  • List membership is administered by IS Staff
  • List is archived as a matter of Departmental recordkeeping, but not accessible to the public.
 
IS-PHD-ANNOUNCE is the official announcement list for PhD students in the department. Program announcements, job opportunities specifically targeted for PhDs, etc., may be posted.
  • Target audience: PhD students and faculty
  • List membership managed by IS staff.
  • List posting address: is-phd-announce@lists.gseis.ucla.edu
  • List is archived as a matter of Departmental recordkeeping, but not accessible to the public.
 
IS-PHD-CHAT is the discussion list for PhD students in the department, there are no specific topics or restrictions.
  • Target audience: Only current PhD students may subscribe (faculty/staff excluded)
  • List members must subscribe themselves.
  • List not archived
  • Subscribe or unsubscribe to IS-PHD-CHAT

 

  Other lists:

  • Mailing Lists for IS Organizations Many of the student organizations maintain their own mailing lists. To find out more about an organization’s list, visit its web page noted on the IS Organizations page.
  • LIS-AA alumi association list

 

Subscription Information

  • You can only post emails to lists from the email address(es) you are subscribed under.
    • If you need to change your subscription address, unsubscribe your old address, and then re-subscribe with the new one.
    • If in doubt if you are subscribed to a list, simply try to subscribe again– the system will not allow the same address to subscribe twice
  • To subscribe to an open list without a link above, send an email to requests@lists.gseis.ucla.edu with the body of “subscribe listname your-name“- i.e., “subscribe is-announce Lee Bruin”
    • Some lists may ask you to reply to a confirmation email to complete your subscription. You must reply to the email to verify you are the owner of the address. If you do not reply within 24 hours, you will not be subscribed, so be on the lookout and check spam folders/settings to make sure list messages are not being misrouted!
  • To unsubscribe from a list, send an email to requests@lists.gseis.ucla.edu with the body of “unsubscribe listname“- i.e., “unsubscribe is-announce”
  • If list membership is restricted, please contact IS Staff for more information.