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Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI): Get Involved

Interested in getting involved with ALI? Here are some of the things you can do! 


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Librarians and staff members at member institutions are encouraged to join one of the committees that make ALI work! Contact the Committee Chair(s) of the committee that interests you. 

ALI Committees:

Affordable Learning Assessment
Communications Information Literacy
Resource Advisory Resource Sharing
Scholarly Communication Shared Collections


Join ALI Connect

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ALI-Connect is ALI's new all-members discussion and information listserv -- all ALI librarians, library school faculty, staff and students are welcome to join us in order to enhance their professional experience, share their interests and library specialties, and network with the larger academic library community in Indiana.

To Subscribe:

Send a new email to:

Make subject line empty

Make body of email completely empty 

Click "Send"


There are several active, interesting ALI listservs that interested librarians and employees at member institutions can join:


For staff, librarians, and/or directors who participate in ALI resource sharing programs. Multiple people from a library can join!


For interlibrary loan staff, librarians, and/or directors involved in direct request projects. Multiple people from a library can join!


For staff, librarians and /or directors who handle or are involved in the selection and/or purchase of electronic information resources.


For librarians and stakeholders who are actively participating in the HAIL Project or who are interested in bringing information literacy skills to the lives of all Hoosiers.


For those interested in discussing information literacy and/or implementing ALI information literacy programs.


For those interested in hearing from and communicating with Lyrasis.


The ALI Affordable Learning listserv -- the place to go to discuss Open Educational Resources.


For those interested in and/or involved with open access.


To promote and archive discussions among ALI members interested in shared collection management.


To facilitate and archive discussions about resource sharing among ALI member libraries.


To maintain awareness of existing and emerging technologies in academic libraries.



How to join a listserv:

Follow either of the following methods to subscribe to ALI lists: 

  1. To subscribe to a single list, send an email to from the e-mail address you want to use to subscribe, and in the subject line type the following: SUBSCRIBE <listname> <your name> 
              e.g. subscribe Jane Doe
    The message body can be left blank.
  2. To subscribe to multiple lists at once, send an email to In the body of the email, for each list to which you want to subscribe, write the following command: SUBSCRIBE <listname> <your name>
              e.g. SUBSCRIBE ALI-OPEN-ACCESS-L Jane Doe.
    The subject line can be left blank.

You will receive a message letting you know whether your request was accepted or not.  You also may be asked to confirm your subscription request before it can be processed. If so, follow the instructions contained in the message you receive.

To send a message to all members of a list, members should send a message to:
<list name>

To UNSUBSCRIBE from any ALI list, send an e-mail message to with the message:

Unsubscribe <list> <EMAIL>

This command must appear in the message body and each line must contain only one command. Replace <list> with the name of your list and <EMAIL> with the e-mail address you wish to unsubscribe.

Additionally, you may send an email message to Alicia Añino at and ask that your name be removed from a certain list.