Find/Subscribe to an ALA SYMPA List

To subscribe to an electronic discussion list

Web interface methodscreen shot pointing out List of Lists tab and the list of Your subscribed Lists.

Step 1:

Go to the ALA Mailing Lists home page.

View either the topically oriented lists from the home page or go to the List of lists tab.

Step 2:

Click on the list’s name to select it.

Step 3:

Choose the Subscribe link in the left hand navigation. Click OK in the popup that asks for confirmation. Look for a "Welcome to the List" message, acknowledging your subscription to the list.

 

E-mail method 

These directions can be used for any open ALA list, substituting the appropriate list name following the word SUBSCRIBE, as shown in the example in step two, below.

Step 1:

Compose a new email, address it to: sympa@ala.org.

Step 2:

In the subject line, type: SUBSCRIBE LIST NAME Your Name. For example, SUBSCRIBE  MEMBER-FORUM@ALA.ORG Jane Smith.

Do not put anything in the body of the message.

Step 3:

Send the e-mail. Look for a "Welcome to the List" message, acknowledging your subscription to the list.