Technology has populated the Staff Groups in Gmail so they will be available to you when you begin using Gmail on Nov. 17. Just like Lotus you can type in the “To:” box of an email and they will autopopulate. In Google these groups follow a naming convention of “Staff XXXX” where the Xs are the building initials. Examples: Staff PLMS, Staff LSHS, Staff AQ.
Just like in Lotus there is a “Manager” of each group to ensure the correct individuals are in the group. That manager is typically the building, department or program secretary. If you need your name added or feel you are in the wrong group when we move to Gmail, ask this person first if they are the manager the Google Group.