As a refresher for all faculty and staff, this article outlines the effective and appropriate use of the Liball and other Libraries listservs used for disseminating information to specific Libraries constituencies. The Liball listserv may be used to communicate relevant Libraries, business, research and/or university news with all Libraries faculty and staff.
To directly communicate with specific groups of Libraries employees, please refer to the Libraries listservs below.
Based on Purdue policies, the Liball and other Libraries listservs (and Purdue email accounts) must not be used to solicit for charity, or to offer items or services for commercial reasons or personal gain.
Soliciting for charities and offering items or services for sale:
University regulations prohibit soliciting for charitable contributions unless such activity has received University approval. The University has approved an annual, campus-wide solicitation for charitable contributions to the United Way and Purdue Day of Giving. Student organizations may also receive approval to solicit donations for specific charities. Additionally, in unusual circumstances, a variety of responses across campus may be encouraged and sanctioned in response to disasters.
Regulations Governing the Use and Assignment of University Facilities (IV.B.1)
The University prohibits use of facilities and information technology (IT) resources in any manner which results in financial gain, either directly or indirectly, to individuals or to non-University-approved organizations or groups. Prohibited uses of Purdue IT resources include “operating a business, usurping business opportunities, organized political activity, or conducting activity for personal gain."
IT Electronic Mail (VII.A.1)
If you have questions about disseminating information via any Libraries listserv, please contact Nancy Hewison, associate dean for planning and administration or Shannon Walker, director of strategic communication.