AHA! Newsletter: A Proposal

Now that the AHA! Yahoo Listserv has been officially retired due to significant usage drop-off, AHA! is testing a new potential medium for member communication.

The Web Committee has started a newsletter using the distribution service TinyLetter. The overall goal for the newsletter is to allow AHA! members to get help, share information, and have a chance to share accomplishments, big and small.

Things you could share include:

  • a question or request for assistance
  • share an interesting news article or archives-related post
  • brag about an accomplishment at your institution, big or small
  • advertise a new position, internship, or other professional opportunity

You can sign-up for the AHA! TinyLetter newsletter and see the test back issues here: http://tinyletter.com/houstonarchivists.

This newsletter is not self-service like the Yahoo group where you directly post a question or comment, nor is it a listserv like the SAA lists, which allow you to send an email and have it get automatically distributed to members.

To get something on the TinyLetter newsletter, you would communicate with the administrator (currently the Web Committee) and they would post your content to the newsletter.

The newsletter could go out at whatever frequency works best for members. Some options include:

  • Biweekly
  • Monthly
  • Monthly with other editions as-needed by AHA! members

Submit content for the Archiving Houston newsletter by emailing Sarah Gesell or using this form: http://goo.gl/forms/7BG0MGuJKP.

Please use this form to share your thoughts and general feedback concerning the newsletter: http://goo.gl/forms/f6M8498FlQ.