ALA’s ALA-BP Listserv is a convenient e-mail forum for sharing information, exchanging ideas and discussing matters of general interest to chapter business partner relations chairs.
The ALA-BP Listserv described here operates through your email system and is not a part of the website. Listservs are comprised of individuals who have requested and been granted access to ongoing email exchanges that are generally on a common-interest topic (in this case, chapter business partner relations). A message posted by a list participant goes to the entire group as well as responses to that message.
Here are some important details about the ALA-BP Listserv, including how to subscribe and unsubscribe yourself. Please bookmark this page for easy reference!
Restricted Access. The ALA-BP list is a "closed list," which means that no one but subscribed members, the business partners currently serving on the ALA Business Partner Project Team and list managers (ALA staff members) can see or post messages here. Nonetheless, the absolute confidentiality of messages posted here cannot be guaranteed.
ALA staff will regularly scan the list of subscribers and automatically delete anyone who is unauthorized to participate on this list.
How to Subscribe. You can subscribe to the list by going to the ALA-BP List Homepage and clicking on the "Subscribe or Unsubscribe" link on the right. You will soon receive a response asking you to confirm your intent to subscribe. To do so, simply click on the “reply” button and you will be subscribed to the list. At that point you’ll receive a welcome message similar in content to this one.
How to Send Messages. To send a message to the entire list, address an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your message will be distributed to every subscriber to the list. Be sure to provide a meaningful description of your topic in the “subject” line.
How to Unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe to the list by going to the ALA-BP List Homepage and clicking on the "Subscribe or Unsubscribe" link on the right. You will soon receive a response asking you to confirm your intent to unsubscribe. To do so, simply click on the “reply” button and you will be unsubscribed from the list.
If Your Email Address Changes. If your email address changes in any way (including a simple change in syntax), you will no longer receive or be able to post messages in this list without resubscribing from your new email address. If you have difficulties or questions about this or related access issues, please contact ALA's webmaster.
Where to Report Problems. Questions or problems of a technical nature should be directed to ALA's webmaster. Questions relating to list topics and related matters should be directed to Robert E. Leighton.
Web Interface. All ALA Listservs have a Web Interface that will allow you to access the list archives and easily manage your list preferences (such as switching to the weekly digest version).
To set up your account:
You can now access your account page anytime by going to the ALA-BP List Homepage.
Digests. With a digest subscription, you receive larger messages every Friday rather than individual messages as they are sent. These digests are collections of individual list postings throughout the week. Choosing the digest version is a good alternative for those trying to limit the number of emails received from the list.
Archives. ALA-BP threads are now archived. You can view these archives through the Web Interface.
List Guidelines. ALA wants to protect the rights of all list users, to comply with copyright and other regulations, and to prevent violations of the law. Therefore, by participating in the list you agree to abide by the following guidelines and agree to the disclaimer appearing at the end of this page.
Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service of ALA. ALA accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted by others herein. ALA disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted, including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall ALA be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on the list.
ALA does not actively monitor this list for inappropriate postings nor undertake editorial control of postings. However, if an inappropriate posting is brought to ALA’s attention, appropriate action will be taken.