TLA-L Listserv


The Theatre Library Association listserv (TLA-L) has been established for the dissemination of announcements and news items of interest to TLA members, and for discussion of performing arts library and archives issues. The list is unmoderated, and subscription is not limited to TLA members. While brief announcements of new publications may be posted, this list is not intended to be a medium for the sale and purchase of books and other materials.


TLA-L Has a New Address!

The University of Illinois has recently (as of April 2014) retired its former “” address for TLA-L, and it’s possible that this will affect any postings made to the list from this point. There is supposed to be an automatic message divert whereby anything sent to will automatically be forwarded to the new address, which is:

but if you can start using the new address from now on, that should help.


To Subscribe to TLA-L

Go to: and click on the “subscribe” button on the left-hand side of the page.

While you’re there, perhaps you would also like to subscribe to ASTR-L, hosted by TLA's sister organization, the American Society for Theatre Research? That list is also hosted at Illinois, and is at:


To Post Messages to TLA-L

Send messages to:


To Search the TLA-L Archives

Go to:

At present, the archive only holds 12 months of material (which was also an issue with the old listserv service), but it is possible that in future the archive storage period will become longer. If that happens, I’ll post the information here.


In the meantime, if you are having trouble sending messages to the list, please let me know.

Thank you.

John Wagstaff, Listserv Coordinator


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Last updated: April 10, 2014