ACRL offers discussion lists to keep you informed about important issues within the association and the academic and research librarianship arena.
When a message is sent to the new Connect email address, it will generate a post directly to the group’s ALA Connect community. Please note, your message will only be posted if you are a member of the Connect community. See steps below on how to join this community.
Current ACRL Members
All ALA members have an ALA Connect account connected to their ALA login. You are automatically added to any ACRL Section and/or Interest Group Connect space when you join that interest group/section as part of your ALA/ACRL membership.
If you know you are a current ACRL member and cannot access the ALA Connect space for your section’s page in Connect, you may need to add this section to your ACRL membership. ACRL membership provides complimentary membership for all ACRL Communities of Practice, including sections and interest groups. Please call ALA Member & Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5 for assistance or check online with any membership questions.
Non-members are welcome to create a free ALA Connect account and have access to numerous resources as well as discussion viewing privileges. Non-members can post to the section and interest group lists once they create a free account, log in and join each community.
ALA Connect allows you to adjust your email notification settings, including real-time receipt or daily digest mode. You can change your email receipt preferences at any time in Connect, by clicking on “My Connect,” then “Community Notification Settings.” This short tutorial shows how to adjust your notification settings.
For more helpful tips on using ALA Connect as a discussion list, please click here or visit the Connect FAQ page for more information.
Discussion List Guidelines
Due to ALA's tax exemption as a 501(c)(3), ALA resources cannot be used to support or oppose any candidate for public office. Nor can they be used to link to other sites that contain such support or opposition. Neither can ALA's resources be used to suggest or support boycotts or to make defamatory remarks.
Academic PR is an e-mail discussion list created to assist academic and research librarians in sharing ideas and best practices in marketing and public relations.
To subscribe, please join the ALA Connect Community.
ACRL Discussion Groups
Many ACRL’s discussion groups host a Connect e-mail discussion list where members and non-members are welcome to post on relevant topics. Click here for subscription information, which is available within each roster.
ACRL Interest Groups
Each of ACRL's interest groups host a Connect e-mail discussion list where members and non-members are welcome to post on relevant topics. Click here for subscription information, which is available within each roster.
Each of ACRL's sections host a Connect e-mail discussion list where members and non-members are welcome to post on relevant topics. Click here for subscription information.
ACRL Update is an e-mail notification service designed to keep you informed about ACRL initiatives, professional development opportunities, publications, and other items of interest in the academic and higher education community.
To receive ACRL Update, visit the subscription page.
The activities relevant to the Legislative Update list are now being handled through ALA's Legislative Action Center at http://cqrcengage.com/ala/home.
The scholarly communication discussion list is a forum for the examination and analysis of topics such as open access to scholarly information, new models of scholarly publishing, increasing journal prices, copyright law and policy, related technologies, and federal information law and policies that impact the access of scholars, students, and the public to scholarly information.
To join the Scholarly Communication Discussion Group’s discussion list, please join the group’s ALA Connect community. Once you have joined this Connect community, you can post to the list by sending an email to ALA-acrlscholcomm@ConnectedCommunity.org or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.
The Syllabus is a monthly newsletter showcasing the exciting professional development opportunities happening around ACRL. The newsletter highlights deadlines for participating in upcoming conferences; new online learning opportunities; and the latest publications and podcasts from ACRL and CHOICE.
To have The Syllabus delivered to your inbox each month, simply sign up to receive ACRL Conferences and E-Learning messages on our subscription page.