This page contains communications-related information for faculty and staff.
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Website and media
See the Forms, guidelines & policies page for SIS communications-related guidelines, a link to the McGill Guide to Experts, and a number of resources prepared for faculty by the McGill Media Relations Office for those in contact with the media.
The following is a quick guide to SIS communication channels and submission guidelines.
|CHANNEL||AUDIENCE||SUBMISSIONS OPEN TO||USE FOR||2015/16 CONTACT|
|LIS Listserv||Current SIS students, faculty, & staff.||Faculty, staff, students, student group representatives.||General School and LIS-related announcements (non-administrative).||Administrators: E. Donald (Primary); TBA (Secondary).|
|Outlook||Current students, faculty.||Generally, administrative staff.||Official administrative messages from administrative staff. Not for general announcements.||K. Hubbard.|
|SIS-JOBS Listserv||Current students, alumni, any subscriber.||Anyone; submissions moderated by SIS.||LIS-related employment opportunities.||Administrators: E. Donald (Primary); C. Venetico (Secondary).
Moderator: C. Venetico.
|MISSA Listserv||Current Masters & PhD students only.||Current Masters & PhD students only.||Student-specific announcements posted by students, e.g. student association meetings and other student-only events, etc.||(Student-run. Managed by PGSS). Administrator: 2015 MISSA Internet Communications Officer: S. Astle.|
|PhD Listserv||Current PhD students only.||Current PhD students only.||PhD-specific announcements posted by PhD students, e.g. conference notices, etc.||2015/6 PhD List Administrator/Moderator: J. Dinneen (PhD student). SIS contact: E. Donald.|
|Web & Social Media|
|SIS Website||Current SIS community, alumni, prospective students & faculty, McGill community, public.||Faculty, staff, students, alumni.||School-related announcements for the immediate SIS community, SIS alumni, and McGill community.||E. Donald (Web Editor), SIS Director.|
|SIS-Students Website||Current students & student groups, prospective students.||Student associations.||Site manager: MISSA Internet Communications Officer S. Astle (elected position). Space & support provided by the School. SIS contact: E. Donald.|
|SIS Wiki||Students & student groups, primarily.||SIS students, faculty, staff, alumni (editing access by request). McGill email holders (read-only access).||For collaborative, unofficial information & knowledge-sharing, primarily student association information, among other uses. Minerva password required.||Wiki moderator (2015/16): E. Donald. Secondary contact: TBA. Space & support provided by the School.|
|SIS Facebook||Current SIS community, alumni, prospective students & faculty, McGill community, professional groups, public.||Faculty, staff, students, alumni, public may post to the Wall following posting guidelines as indicated on page (must be SIS/LIS-related). Administrative/web staff post on behalf of the School.||School and LIS-related announcements for the SIS community as a whole AND alumni, the McGill community, general public, etc. e.g. event reminders for SIS events open to the public, key news & announcements intended for a broader audience, etc.||Administrators: E. Donald (Primary); TBA (Secondary).|
|SIS LinkedIn||SIS alumni, prospective students.||SIS alumni & current students may join group and submit recommendations.||School-related announcements for the SIS community, employers, prospective students, and general public, etc. e.g. key alumni announcements, open house announcements, etc.||Administrators: E. Donald (Primary); K. Dalkir (Secondary).|
|SIS Twitter||Current SIS community, alumni, prospective students & faculty, McGill community, professional groups, public.||School and LIS-related announcements for the SIS community as a whole AND alumni, the McGill community, general public, etc. e.g. event reminders for SIS events open to the public, key news & announcements intended for a broader audience, etc.||Administrators: E. Donald (Primary); TBA (Secondary).|
|SIS Newsletter (In Focus)||Alumni, current SIS community, prospective students & faculty, McGill community, broader communities.||Faculty, staff, students, alumni.||News and announcements related to the School, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and student groups.||E. Donald; SIS Director.|
Note: These channels or sites are not managed by the School.
- McGill SIS/GSLIS Flickr Group - Group administrator: E. Bilodeau, SIS alumnus.
- McGill-SIS School of Information Studies - LinkedIn alumni group. Group administrator: A. Ferrari, SIS alumnus.
- McGill University School of Information Studies - Wikipedia article
- SIS Centenary site (hosted on old SIS-Webspace).
- McGill Library & Information Studies Association (MISSA) Beyond the Shelf Blog. Supercedes: MLISSA e-zine, the Marginal (hosted on old SIS-Webspace) and the Marginal Librarian (print).
General questions or comments about the School's communication protocol or channels may be addressed to the Director.