JESSE e-mail ist reborn

As many of you know, one of, if not, the leading e-mail list for LIS educators was JESSE. JESSE was a moderated list and sadly, the moderator passed away earlier this year and the list hasn’t been active since. A new JESSE list has been created at Wayne State University. They don’t have access to the original JESSE list’s subscriber base so if you are interested, you will need to subscribe again. Subscription information is included in an e-mail that was sent to various Deans, Directors, and Program Chairs and is copied below.

Dear ALISE Dean, Director, or Program Chair:

Please alert your faculty, staff, and any other interested persons that Jesse, the discussion list for library and information science, is back in operation. Anyone may subscribe to the list. Only subscribers may post messages but, unlike before, posting is without moderation.

Since this is a new address and we don’t have access to the original subscriber list, it is necessary to subscribe again.

To subscribe, send the following message to

Subscribe jesse < first name > < last name >

I hope you and your colleagues and stakeholders will find this list to again be a useful component of your communications activities.


Stephen T. Bajjaly
Associate Dean and Professor