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It is the desire of the ACL Board that the list be an online medium to facilitate communication
between ACL members to encourage professional development and to promote a caring
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  • In the event that a posting to the discussion list offends you, please contact the individual posting the offending message directly off-list. (Matt. 18:15)
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Thank you for your efforts in maintaining an online environment that is a place of professional,
charitable communication for ACL members. Please follow the guidelines below.
  1. Foster robust, edifying discussions about library-related topics keeping in mind that we
    are all image bearers of God. Members represent a variety of Christian traditions. In your
    conversations, recognize the Christ in all of us.
  2. Consider with grace viewpoints other than your own. Civil discourse in the spirit of
    Philippians 2:3-5 is expected.
  3. The ACL discussion list serves to fulfill the mission of the association. It is not to be
    utilized for personal profit.
  4. Avoid comments related to non-library controversial issues, such as doctrinal issues
    and/or denominational differences.
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  6. Use “Reply All” when your reply is intended for the edification of the whole
  7. Move discussions off-list if they do not pertain to the whole group.
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