A closed Internet discussion group is a valuable component of the program. Robert Fleming, Emerson College, maintains a closed online discussion group (hosted by ALA) available only to participating first-year college library directors and program alumni. About 253 librarians participate in this discussion group. One of the chief advantages of this discussion group is the collegiality of the participants. Since they have all gone through a similar experience, questions and comments are freely put forth to this supportive audience. Also, since the questions go to a closed group, confidentiality is sacrosanct.