Manage Your Discussion Lists

Through ALA, ALCTS hosts a variety of electronic discussion lists for group work, general discussion, and topical discussions.

Find It

ALA Mailing List Service web site http://lists.ala.org.

Find ALCTS lists by clicking on Association for Library Collections & Technical Services under Divisions in the main panel.

Log in or Create an Account

In the top left-hand corner, use your credentials to log in or get credentials by creating an account by clicking "First login?" If you think you might already have credentials, enter your email address and the system will send you an email with your password and a link to verify.

Once you are logged in, the left-hand column beneath your email address will contain "Your Lists," a list of the lists to which you're subscribed.

Subscribe

You can subscribe to any open list in the ALA service. Find ALCTS lists by clicking on Association for Library Collections & Technical Services under Divisions in the main panel.

Click the name of the list to get to the list page. Click the "Subscribe" link in the left-hand column to subscribe to the list. If you're logged in, you will be subscribed immediately and will be confirmed with the notation "subscribe: action completed."

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.

Note: lists that are specifically for group work (committees, task forces, etc.) are closed lists. Those subscriptions are managed manually by the ALCTS office staff and are updated each year after Annual Conference. Please contact the office ( alcts@ala.org) if you have a question or concern about a closed list.