ALA Sympa Email List Server Update

Editor’s Note: The following message is from Sherri Vanyek of ALA’s ITTS department regarding the association’s email lists. If you subscribe to any ALA or ACRL email lists through Sympa, please review and reset your passwords if needed.

I am writing to let you know that ALA’s Sympa list server has been successfully upgraded and service to the discussion lists has been restored. If you want to use the Sympa web interface to view the archives, you will need to reset your password at ( and All list owners who want to manage list rosters, settings, and view archives must perform a password reset to gain access again to the web interface.

Because this is a significantly newer version there will be differences in the web interface. Everything will be there but it will be in a different position on the screen.

Thank you for your patience while we made this necessary upgrade to help prevent future spam attacks.

For any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Sherri Vanyek
Director, Information Technology & Telecommunication Services
American Library Association