The Information Literacy discussion list - INFOLIT - is a forum for school, academic, and public librarians to exchange ideas on information literacy programs and experiences that demonstrate a collaborative relationship between K-12 and higher education institutions. The INFOLIT list, offered in conjunction with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), provides a virtual space for school library professionals and their university library colleagues to share ideas and ask questions about the importance of information literacy as students transition from high school to college.
We are aware there is some confusion about the difference between INFOLIT and ILI-L. Individuals interested in the discussion of the practical, theoretical, and technical aspects of helping library users develop the skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information - not necessarily just collaborative relationships between K-12 and higher education institutions - may be interested in the Information Literacy Instruction Listserv (ILI-L).
Finally, you do not have to be an active member of ALA, AASL or ACRL to join INFOLIT. However, we do encourage you to investigate how ALA membership can benefit you!
You must be subscribed to participate on the INFOLIT list. Messages sent to the INFOLIT list are reviewed by a moderator and are approved or discarded on a simple "spam/not spam" basis. When messages for the list are queued for approval, the moderator will review these messages once each weekday morning only. Any messages received after the morning's review will be held until the next day. Messages received after the Friday morning's review will be held until the following Monday.
To subscribe to INFOLIT:
- Go to http://lists.ala.org;
- Enter "infolit" in the Search lists box; and click the search button.
- Click on email@example.com
- Click on "Subscribe"
- Enter your email address and click "Submit"
- You will receive a message from the list server with your password and list specs (if applicable)
You can then use your password to maintain your lists, manage your subscriptions, unsubscribe, etc. - for all AASL lists you're subscribed to, as well as ALA, ACRL, and other divisions' discussion lists.
To manage your subscription(s)
Go to http://lists.ala.org, log in with your email address and password, and then click on "Your subscriptions", which will show you all AASL lists to which you've subscribed. Click on any of your lists. If you choose "subscriber options," you can change the way you receive mail from the lists (digest, normal, nomail, etc.) along with a description of what each reception method means. The "nomail" option, for example, allows you to continue to be a member of the list without receiving any mail--a great option for vacations or medical leave periods.
If you change your e-mail address or your name, you can log in, choose "preferences" from the upper right corner, and change the relevant information .
Archives are now easily searchable and viewable by month. To search, choose the list from which you wish to find archives, and click on "archives" in the left-hand navigation. Enter your search term in the box. If you'd rather search by date, the calendar at the top of the Archives page shows archives by month and year to 1998; choose the month you're looking for and you can view all posts to that particular list during that month.
If you have any questions about the INFOLIT discussion list, you may contact the current listserv moderator, Jason Dupree