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 dealer catalogues may be posted, this list is not intended to be a medium for the sale and purchase of books and other materials.
How to Subscribe
subscribe TLA-L [your first name/your last name]
So, for example, if your name were Tarquin Ganderbracket, you would send a message to LISTSERV@listserv.illinois.edu that read:
subscribe TLA-L Tarquin Ganderbracket
You should then get a message from us, either welcoming you to the list or asking you to confirm that you actually want to join (the system seems to work in different ways sometimes). There will also be the usual instructions on subscribing and unsubscribing, sending messages to the list, etc.
A Note from the Listserv Coordinator:
I've noticed for a while that some people seem to have fewer problems in subscribing to this list than others. One "problem" that our list-server seems to have is when people subscribe using upper-case letters as part of their address. For instance:
I suspect that this is because the list-server may be trying to interpret the upper case lettters as some sort of command, so it can't understand the syntax of the subscriber's e-mail address.
Therefore, please, unless it's absolutly IMPERATIVE that you have to use upper case in your e-mail address (i.e., if at your institution firstname.lastname@example.org is interpreted differently from torquil.ganderbracket@GMAIL.COM), please don't use them when subscribing to this list. Thank you!
How to Search the TLA-L Archives
You’ll note that, at this time, it is still only possible to search for postings made over the past 12 months. This rule applies to all the mailing lists hosted at the University of Illinois currently, although some thought is being given to extending this time limit.
For assistance, contact Listserv Coordinator, John Wagstaff