e-Forum Instructions

If you’re not familiar with the format, we’re using the ALCTS e-Forum model, which provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-Forum discussion list. The e-Forum discussion list works like an email mailing list: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion.


Create an account at the ALCTS Electronic Discussion Lists website (lists.ala.org)

Go to the e-Forum website http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/alcts-eforum

Click the "Subscribe" link in the left-hand column

Enter the email address where you'd like to receive the e-Forum messages

You'll receive an email message containing a password, enter the pw. You are now subscribed.

Change Your Preferences

To create your own password, click on "Your Preferences." and create a new password and make a note of it.

You can come back to lists.ala.org anytime to manage your subscription:

  • change your email address for any reason
  • cancel/unsubscribe after the e-forum or at any time
  • access the list archive to review a discussion
  • choose to receive the messages in digest format instead of one email at a time.

Email Addresses

While logged on lists.ala.org, click “Your Preferences” to view and confirm your email address. You can add an alternate email address if you have an email alias or if you wish to post from two different addresses.