OBS-SIS uses several different methods to communicate
with its members:
Technical Services Law Librarian (known as TSLL) is the quarterly
newsletter of the Online Bibliographic Services SIS and the Technical
Services SIS. Issues include SIS news and announcements, committee
reports, and substantive articles. It's a "must read"
for every OBS-SIS member!
All OBS-SIS members automatically receive the newsletter as a benefit
of membership. It is available on the web from v.1 1975 to date.
You can even search
the online issues!
A blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. RSS feed available. Appropriate content will continue to be published in TSLL.
The OBS-SIS Community provides an easy way
for OBS members to communicate with each other via email. Members
should feel free to post messages on any relevant topic. OBS officers
and committee chairs will also occasionally post messages regarding
AALL or OBS issues. [Restricted to OBS-SIS members]
The OBS-SIS: Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section of AALL was the first facebook page for an AALL SIS. The OBS-SIS facebook page provides useful announcements about SIS activities, SIS programs, other useful resources fed through the TSLL TechScan blog, plus it allows members to actively become fans of OBS-SIS and to connect with other OBS-SIS fans on facebook.
The OBS-SIS website is an essential resource for sharing information
about the section in a widely accessible and timely manner. The
primary focus of the web site is the section itself; it is not intended
to serve as a portal to a wide range of library automation resources.
As a service to OBS-SIS members, a MARC record of a legal website
is distributed on the OBS-SIS discussion list each month.
OBS-SIS conducts a survey of members every year to find out what
what we can do to improve our services, activities, and annual meeting
programming. It also provides members an opportunity to volunteer
for committees and indicate interest in running for leadership positions.
The survey is mailed out to members in late fall and is also available
online. Responses are tallied and posted to the website and summarized
in TSLL. The survey is a valuable source of information for the