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Subscribing to IFACTION and Other E-lists

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”—The First Amendment

“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.”—from The Library Bill of Rights


 
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ALA E-LISTS

ALADNOW is a discussion list of the ALA Library Advocacy Network for idea sharing, updates and legislative alerts of special interest to library advocates. To subscribe, send a message to Marci Merola.

ALANEWS is a subscription service to obtain news releases online, issued by the ALA Public Information Office. To subscribe, send a message to Marci Merola.

ALAOIF was an unmoderated discussion list of the Office for Intellectual Freedom. In March 2005, the Office for Intellectual Freedom launched IFFORUM, an unmoderated forum for discussing intellectual freedom issues that replaced ALAOIF. ALAOIF was deactivated (since renaming the list causes technical problems). All then-current ALAOIF subscribers were moved to IFFORUM. The purpose of the new e-list remains the same as ALAOIF's: to provide an unmoderated forum for discussing intellectual freedom issues. The Office for Intellectual Freedom trusts the new name more accurately reflects this purpose.

New IFFORUM subscribers receive a similar two-paragraph welcoming message to that now received by ALAOIF subscribers:

IFFORUM is an unmoderated discussion list sponsored by the Office for Intellectual Freedom. It was established so that subscribers could freely--and without a moderator deciding which posts are acceptable--discuss intellectual freedom issues and post news items, particularly, but not solely, relating to intellectual freedom. Anyone may subscribe, and only subscribers may post to this list. From time to time, posts appear that some subscribers may think disrupt, rather than contribute to, the ongoing discussions of current intellectual freedom topics and may, in fact, have little relationship to any intellectual freedom topic.

Since IFFORUM will remain unmoderated, the most effective ways to deal with unwanted posts are: (1) write a rule into your mail program to send these posts to trash; (2) delete after or without reading them; but (3) by all means, do not respond to them! If others do respond, delete their posts, too, and try to steer the conversation to an intellectual freedom topic. Dealing with unwanted posts is a small price to pay to keep IFFORUM free and unmoderated.

In addition, a message appears at the top of every message sent by any subscriber to the IFFORUM e-list.

IFFORUM is an unmoderated forum for the discussion of intellectual freedom issues. For assistance with intellectual freedom issues, please visit http://www.ala.org/oif/faqs or contact the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom at oif@ala.org. Subscription Instructions

To SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE to IFFORUM, just follow these simple steps:

1. Go to lists.ala.org <http://lists.ala.org/>;

2. Enter "ifforum" in the Search lists box; or click view all lists, and search for ifforum@ala.org;

3. Click ifforum@ala.org;

4. Click Subscribe or Unsubscribe;

5. Enter your email address and click Submit. A welcome message with your password will be sent to you. If these steps don't work, or you need other assistance, contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom at oif@ala.org.

To manage your subscription, please point your Web browser to http://lists.ala.org/wws. If you are not already a member of any Sympa list, you can click on "send me a password," and provide your e-mail address (please use the exact address form which you subscribed to this list), and one will be sent to you. Once logged in, you can turn your subscriptions on and off. Those of you who were subscribed in digest mode will need to reestablish your digest setting, since that could not carry over with the list move. Digest mode is available through the Subscriber Options link under "Reception mode."  If problems, please contact Matthew Ivaliotes, Internet Administrator, Information Technology and Telecommunications Services, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; mivaliotes@ala.org 

ALAWON is a free, irregular publication of the American Library Association Washington Office.

To SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE to ALAWON, just follow these simple steps:

1. Go to lists.ala.org <http://lists.ala.org/>;

2. Enter "ala-wo" in the Search lists box; or click view all lists, and search for ala-wo@ala.org;

3. Click ala-wo@ala.org;

4. Click Subscribe or Unsubscribe;

5. Enter your email address and click Submit. A welcome message with your password will be sent to you.

If these steps don't work, or you need other assistance, contact the Washington Office at alawash@alawash.org.

AMERICAN LIBRARIES ONLINE—AL_NEWS is a service, available to ALA members only at no charge, that will enable librarians and library supporters to read current news about censorship challenges, legislation, funding initiatives, technological developments, and international concerns as soon as it is posted on the AL Web site, usually on Friday afternoons. To subscribe, see instructions on its Web site.

IFACTION is a news-only, no-discussion e-list of the Intellectual Freedom Action Network (IFAN) and the Office for Intellectual Freedom. Several intellectual freedom news items are posted daily. To subscribe, see instructions below.

IFAN volunteers are asked to help OIF by:

  • Reading the local newspapers and watching local TV programs for incidents of censorship, and reporting them to OIF.
  • Monitoring e-lists and computer bulletin boards, looking for incidents of censorship and information on pressure groups forming in their areas, and reporting this information to OIF.
  • Lending support to someone facing a challenge.
  • Responding to requests from OIF for support on controversies in your area.
  • Telling others about the Intellectual Freedom Action Network.

For additional information on how to volunteer, see the Intellectual Freedom Action Network.

To SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE to IFACTION, just follow these simple steps:

1. Go to lists.ala.org <http://lists.ala.org/>;

2. Enter "ifaction" in the Search lists box; or click view all lists, and search for ifaction@ala.org;

3. Click ifaction@ala.org;

4. Click Subscribe or Unsubscribe;

5. Enter your email address and click Submit. A welcome message with your password will be sent to you. If these steps don't work, or you need other assistance, contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom at oif@ala.org. See also IFACTION Archive.

LAWYERS-INFO is a news-only, no-discussion e-list of Lawyers for Libraries. Updates on Lawyers for Libraries activities are posted monthly, and some news items related to library legal issues are posted more regularly.

To SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE to LAWYERS-INFO, just follow these simple steps:

1. Go to lists.ala.org <http://lists.ala.org/>;

2. Enter "lawyers-info" in the Search lists box; or click view all lists, and search for lawyers-info@ala.org;

3. Click lawyers-info@ala.org;

4. Click Subscribe or Unsubscribe;

5. Enter your email address and click Submit. A welcome message with your password will be sent to you. If these steps don't work, or you need other assistance, contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom at jkelley@ala.org.

Digest Mail

To manage your subscription, please point your Web browser to http://lists.ala.org/wws. If you are not already a member of any Sympa list, you can click on "send me a password," and provide your e-mail address (please use the exact address form which you subscribed to this list), and one will be sent to you. Once logged in, you can turn your subscriptions on and off. Those of you who were subscribed in digest mode will need to reestablish your digest setting, since that could not carry over with the list move. Digest mode is available through the Subscriber Options link under "Reception mode."  If problems, please contact Matthew Ivaliotes, Internet Administrator, Information Technology and Telecommunications Services, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; mivaliotes@ala.org

Other E-lists

ACLU CAMPUS MAILING LIST is maintained by the American Civil Liberties Union. For a description, see ACLU MAILING LISTS. To subscribe to the ACLU Action List, send a message to majordomo@aclu.org with "subscribe campus" in the body of the message. To end your subscription, send a message to majordomo@aclu.org with "unsubscribe campus" in the body of the message.

ACLU CYBER-LIBERTIES UPDATE is maintained by the American Civil Liberties Union. For a description, see ACLU MAILING LISTS. To subscribe to the ACLU Action List, send a message to majordomo@aclu.org with "subscribe cyber-liberties" in the body of the message. To end your subscription, send a message to majordomo@aclu.org with "unsubscribe cyber-liberties" in the body of the message.

THE ACLU LEGISLATIVE NETWORK (ACTION) is maintained by the American Civil Liberties Union. For a description, see ACLU MAILING LISTS. To subscribe to the ACLU Action List, send a message to majordomo@aclu.org with "subscribe action" in the body of the message. To end your subscription, send a message to majordomo@aclu.org with "unsubscribe action" in the body of the message.

ACLU NEWSFEED is maintained by the American Civil Liberties Union. For a description, see ACLU MAILING LISTS. To subscribe to the ACLU Newsfeed, send a message to majordomo@aclu.org with "subscribe News" in the body of the message. To end your subscription, send a message to majordomo@aclu.org with "unsubscribe News" in the body of the message.

ATTACKS ON THE FREEDOM TO LEARN ONLINE is published by the People For the American Way Foundation. To subscribe to Attacks on the Freedom to Learn Online, sign up at http://www.pfaw.org/activist/. Archives of Attacks on the Freedom to Learn Online are kept at http://www.pfaw.org/issues/education/aflo/.

EDUCATION ACTIVIST ONLINE is published by the People For the American Way Foundation. To subscribe to Education Activist Online, sign up at http://www.pfaw.org/activist/. Archives of Education Activist Online are kept at http://www.pfaw.org/issues/education/activist/.

THE EPIC ALERT is a free biweekly publication of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. To subscribe or unsubscribe, send e-mail to epic-news@epic.org with the subject: "subscribe" (no quotes) or "unsubscribe". A Web-based form is available at http://www.epic.org/alert/subscribe.html. Back issues are available at http://www.epic.org/alert/.

FAIFE-L is a discussion list devoted to libraries, librarianship and intellectual freedom. FAIFE-L is an electronic forum intended to foster communications among IFLA members and others concerned with the issues related to the work of FAIFE (Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression). The aim is to facilitate the exchange of information and opinions. To subscribe, send a message to: majordomo@list.dbc.dk. In the body of the message type: subscribe FAIFE-L YourE-mailAddress. For more information, see http://www.ifla.org/faife/faife/mail/faife-l.htm.

FAIR is a free service of FAIR, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. FAIR is the “national media watch group that offers well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship.”.

FEN NEWSWIRE E-MAIL SERVICE is a free service of the Free Expression Network.

FINDLAW NEWS SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION. To subscribe visit the FindLaw Legal News Page at http://LegalNews.FindLaw.com. To unsubscribe visit http://www.findlaw.com/lists/newss.html. To receive legal news in HTML e-mail with additional links, please go to the same page and check the HTML mail option.

GLOBAL INTERNET LIBERTY CAMPAIGN is a free service of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign.

IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM is a coalition of organizations and individuals formed to "affirm the right of peaceful dissent, protected by the First Amendment, now, when it is most at risk."  See In Defense of Freedom at a Time of Crisis for the joint statement of its mission.

INDEX ON CENSORSHIP WEEKLY NEWSLETTER is a free service. You can subscribe by sending e-mail directly to the list management program at indexoncensorship-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, with “Please subscribe me to the Index on Censorship” in the SUBJECT of the message (without quotation marks). The message should say:

Just send this e-mail as it is and a confirmation message will be returned to you shortly.

Thanks, Index on Censorship.

Or, visit the subscription page for instructions.

KIDS SPEAK ONLINE is a free service from the American Booksellers for Freedom of Expression.

LIBRARY JUICE is a free service, edited and published by Rory Litwin, “"To Promote the Library Paradigm (And To Have Fun).".” Cites news of interest and interesting sites. Alternatively, you can subscribe by sending e-mail directly to the list management program at Juice-request@libr.org, with “subscribe” in the SUBJECT of the message.

POLICY POSTS are reports on the latest public policy issues affecting civil liberties online, maintained by the Center for Democracy and Technology. To subscribe to CDT’s Policy Post list, send mail to majordomo@cdt.org. In the BODY of the message (leave the SUBJECT LINE BLANK), type subscribe policy-posts. If you ever wish to remove yourself from the list, send mail to the above address with NOTHING IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND a BODY TEXT of unsubscribe policy-posts.

POLITECH — the moderated mailing list of politics and technology reports many intellectual freedom news items. To subscribe, go to http://www.politechbot.com/info/subscribe.html.

RFID_LIB — "[On April 21, 2004] I [Margaret E. Hazel] am beginning a new discussion list, called RFID_LIB. RFID_LIB is, as far as I know, the first general online email forum for libraries to discuss the uses and implications of using Radio Frequency Identification technology in libraries. RFID is currently a hot topic in the library community as a method of controlling inventory, offering self-check, and using automated materials handling. The technology is developing rapidly, and this is a chance to get in on the ground floor of creating a potentially powerful tool for libraries. There is currently a small variety of vendors offering RFID technology to libraries in the United States and around the world. At the same time, there are public concerns about privacy and health issues, and there are similar technologies being developed in the commercial and defense arenas. This forum offers a chance for librarians to discuss the issues and keep abreast of developments." See instructions for subscribing.

RIGHT-WING WATCH ONLINE is published by the People For the American Way Foundation. To subscribe to Right-Wing Watch Online, sign up at http://www.pfaw.org/activist/. Archives of Right Wing Watch Online are kept at http://www.pfaw.org/issues/right/rwwo/.


Links to non-ALA sites have been provided because these sites may have information of interest. Neither the American Library Association nor the Office for Intellectual Freedom necessarily endorses the views expressed or the facts presented on these sites; and furthermore, ALA and OIF do not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available on these sites.



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