First Time Users: Setup A Sympa Account

First-time user Sympa account setup:screen shot of login screen for Sympa

Step 1:

Open a browser, go to: ALA Mailing Lists Service.

Step 2:

Click on the 'First login?' link in the left navigation. Type your e-mail address and click the button labeled Send me my password.

Step 3:

Retrieve the password from your e-mail account. Tip: If you do not see it in your inbox, check your junk mail folder, as sometimes that is where your filtering system places it.

Step 4:

Return to and log-in.

Once you log in, you can adjust your preferences (e-mail address, name), view the ALA lists you are currently subscribed to, and change your mailing options (digest, weekly, etc.). You can also add subscriptions from the choices available.

What are my subscription choices?

The mailing lists are organized by topic and unit.  You can view the lists by selecting the List of lists tab at the top of the page.