New CSSR-SCÉR Email List

A message from your executive

Dear Members,

Please take a few minutes to read this important message from your executive.  If you’ve paid for a membership in 2012-2013, we’ve already subscribed you to our new CSSR-SCÉR email list, which is now integrated with our redesigned website. This message explains how the new system will work.

In October, we redesigned our CSSR-SCER website at http://www.cssr-scer.ca by installing WordPress. The home page of our website displays a news blog with the most recent messages first, below a “featured” post.

Our website’s home page blog will function as our new public email announcement system. Messages that we post on our home page blog will be automatically distributed via email to our members and subscribers via the MailChimp email list service in the format of a daily digest (an email is sent only if messages are posted on a given day).

We will phase out the former CSSR-SCÉR listserv at cssr@cronus.cc.uregina.ca. We will be sending a message to all the current subscribers of our listserv to encourage them to come to our website to voluntarily subscribe themselves to our new free mailing list system. We’ve copied most of the past year’s listserv messages to the home page blog for your reference.

The new system allows for more efficient management and integration of our website, email, mailing list, and social media. The blog will provide a searchable database of past public messages. Home page blog posts will also be automatically distributed to our new Facebook page where some users may find them convenient for reading, sharing, or commenting.

The content of CSSR-SCÉR email will likely be the same as it has been: calls for papers, conference announcements, publications, jobs, and other news of interest from our association and others. In addition, now there’s also the opportunity to post feature articles, short essays, or book reviews to the blog.

How to distribute a message to the list

Instead of sending your messages directly to an address for immediate redistribution, send them to webmaster@cssr-scer.ca who will post them to our public blog on your behalf. Your message will be distributed automatically to email subscribers and our Facebook page. Public messages will be open to public comments on the website and on Facebook.

Since not all messages are appropriate for a public website, the executive may also occasionally send or forward messages that go directly to subscribers’ email without being publicly posted on our site. You can also make a special request to distribute your message via email only.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our webmaster (Tania Smith).

Sincerely,

Your 2012-2013 Executive:

Jeanie Wills (President)
Pierre Zoberman (Vice-President)
Tania Smith (Secretary-Treasurer)
Victor Ferry (Member at Large)
Rebecca Carruthers Den Hoed (Past-President)


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