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INFOLIT

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 media 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I subscribe to or unsubscribe from the INFOLIT listserv?

How do I set my INFOLIT subscription to digest format?

I don't like digest format. How do I change my INFOLIT subscription back to individual postings?

Can I view the INFOLIT archives?

How do I login to the ListProc Web Interface to manage my INFOLIT subscription or view the archive?

What if my question isn't answered here?

How do I subscribe to or unsubscribe from the INFOLIT listserv?

Instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing are at the bottom of each INFOLIT message.

To subscribe, send a blank e-mail message to subscribe-infolit@ala.org with your first and last name as the subject. Or, login to the ListProc Web Interface http://lp-web.ala.org:8000/ as a "Registered User," choose INFOLIT from the list, then click on "Subscribe."

To unsubscribe, send a blank email message to unsub-infolit@ala.org. Or, login to the ListProc Web Interface http://lp-web.ala.org:8000/ as a "Registered User," choose INFOLIT from the list, then click on "Unsubscribe."

How do I set my INFOLIT subscription to digest format?

There are two ways to set your INFOLIT subscription to digest format - email command or web interface

1) Send an email to listproc@ala.org with the following command in the body of the message (no Subject):

set INFOLIT mail digest --OR-- set INFOLIT mail digest-nomime

With set INFOLIT mail digest accumulated digests are sent as multi-part MIME documents, with each list message in a separate subpart. (On some mail readers, these may appear as separate attachments.)

With set INFOLIT mail digest-nomime you will receive one large message composed of the bodies of the individual list messages. This may make the digests easier to read in some mail readers, but it will not preserve formatting from the original messages such as character set or attachment information.

Try "set INFOLIT mail digest" first. If you have trouble reading the digests or don't like the way they appear in your mail reader, repeat the process with the "set INFOLIT mail digest-nomime" command.

See also, I don't like digest format. How do I change my INFOLIT subscription back to individual postings?

2) Alternatively, you may use the ListProc Web Interface to manage your ALA listserv subscriptions. Login to the ListProc Web Interface http://lp-web.ala.org:8000/ as a "Registered User," choose INFOLIT from the list, then click on "Subscription Options."

I don't like digest format. How do I change my INFOLIT subscription back to individual postings?

There are two ways to set your INFOLIT subscription to digest format - email command or web interface.

1) Send an email to listproc@ala.org with the following command in the body of the message (no Subject):

set INFOLIT mail ack --OR-- set INFOLIT mail noack

With set INFOLIT mail ack you will receive a copy of the messages you send to the list.

With set INFOLIT mail noack you will not receive a copy of the messages you send to the list.

2) Alternatively, you may use the ListProc Web Interface to manage your ALA listserv subscriptions. Login to the ListProc Web Interface http://lp-web.ala.org:8000/ as a "Registered User," choose INFOLIT from the list, then click on "Subscription Options."

Can I view the INFOLIT archives?

You can view the INFOLIT archives through the ListProc Web Interface.

Login to the ListProc Web Interface http://lp-web.ala.org:8000/ as a "Registered User," choose INFOLIT from the list, then click on "List Archives."

How do I log on to the ListProc Web Interface to manage my INFOLIT subscription or view the archives?

To manage your INFOLIT subscription or view the archives you must login to the ListProc Web Interface http://lp-web.ala.org:8000/ as a "Registered User."

You create your own logon and password when you register. Note the login and password you created and store in a secure place.

When registering with the site, be sure to use the same email address at which you receive your INFOLIT messages!

What if my question isn't answered here?

You may obtain help with and further information about ALA listserv commands by sending an email to listproc@ala.org with the command HELP in the body. You may also contact the current listserv moderator, Amy Deuink, at ald120@psulias.psu.edu.

This list is jointly owned by the  American Association of School Librarians (AASL)  and the  Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), divisions of the  American Library Association (ALA).

  


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