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We're excited to announce that you can now search the 800+ awards listed in the Financial Assistance for Library & Information Studies (FALIS) Directory in the Opportunities Exchange in ALA Connect.

Meeting requests are like Doodle polls that let you figure out the best time for everyone in your group to meet. Connect meeting requests also have the added feature of letting you automatically create a Connect calendar event based on the times of your poll. And as always, email notifications are automatic so you don't have to go through the separate steps of emailing everyone a link to the form or the event.

Here's a walkthrough of the process.

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Online Doc Online Tutorial Module 3: How to Find Your Groups after Logging in to ALA Connect (video)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:52 am

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You will need the Flash player 9 or above to view this interactive tutorial.

Tip: Press the F11 key at the beginning of this tutorial in order to hide your browser's address bar and give you more viewing room.  Press F11 at the end of the tutorial to restore the address bar and close the tutorial.

 

Online Doc Online Tutorial Module 2: Public Navigation of ALA Connect for Non-ALA Members (video)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:52 am

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Click here to launch module

You will need the Flash player 9 or above to view this interactive tutorial.

Tip: Press the F11 key at the beginning of this tutorial in order to hide your browser's address bar and give you more viewing room.  Press F11 at the end of the tutorial to restore the address bar and close the tutorial.

Discussion Online Tutorial Module 1: What Members and Staff Need to Know About Logging In to ALA Connect (video)

by Sheila Joy (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:51 am

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Click here to launch module

You will need the Flash player 9 or above to view this interactive tutorial.

Tip: Press the F11 key at the beginning of this tutorial in order to hide your browser's address bar and give you more viewing room.  Press F11 at the end of the tutorial to restore the address bar and close the tutorial.

Discussion Profiles and Networks: Finding People on ALA Connect (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:51 am

Using ALA Connect, ALA members can create a personalized network with colleagues, friends, classmates, and others around interests, issues, events, and more.

Each ALA member has an ALA Connect profile, always accessible from the left sidebar. Your profile is already populated with membership information from the ALA membership database....

Using ALA Connect, ALA members can create a personalized network with colleagues, friends, classmates, and others around interests, issues, events, and more.

Each ALA member has an ALA Connect profile, always accessible from the left sidebar. Your profile is already populated with membership information from the ALA membership database....

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I.
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Discussion Online Docs: Collaborative Document Editing on ALA Connect (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:50 am

You and your group members can now collaborate on and keep track of your ALA work all in the same spot with ALA Connect's Online Docs!

From the ALA Connect page for any group or community with which you're affiliated, just visit the Online Docs section on the right sidebar. Follow the Add link to start a new document or follow the Online Docs link to visit documents already created.

Why should you use Connect's Online Docs? Here's what you need to know....

You and your group members can now collaborate on and keep track of your ALA work all in the same spot with ALA Connect's Online Docs!

From the ALA Connect page for any group or community with which you're affiliated, just visit the Online Docs section on the right sidebar. Follow the Add link to start a new document or follow the Online Docs link to visit documents already created.

Why should you use Connect's Online Docs? Here's what you need to know....

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I.
View the original video and transcript.

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Discussion What's New with Other Groups (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:50 am

Just like on Lost, it's always good to know what Others are up to. In ALA Connect, groups can publish content so that anyone can view it. That way, they can share what they are doing with you, and you can find out what's going on with them....

Just like on Lost, it's always good to know what Others are up to. In ALA Connect, groups can publish content so that anyone can view it. That way, they can share what they are doing with you, and you can find out what's going on with them....

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I.
View the original video and transcript.

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Discussion What's New with My Groups: Finding and Featuring Group Information on ALA Connect (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:50 am

It's easy to track your groups' conversations and work with ALA Connect. Once you're logged in to ALA Connect, your groups' newest information is displayed right on your homepage, alongside information from other active groups and communities.

To find out more about what's new with any particular group of which you're a member, just head to the group page via the My ALA Groups section, or the My Member Communities section....

It's easy to track your groups' conversations and work with ALA Connect. Once you're logged in to ALA Connect, your groups' newest information is displayed right on your homepage, alongside information from other active groups and communities.

To find out more about what's new with any particular group of which you're a member, just head to the group page via the My ALA Groups section, or the My Member Communities section....

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I.
View the original video and transcript.

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Discussion Finding New Groups that Might Interest You (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:50 am

ALA has over two thousand divisions, committees, task forces and round tables, and Connect offers an additional 500 member created communities- and this number is growing every day. So how does one find new groups that might interest them?...

ALA has over two thousand divisions, committees, task forces and round tables, and Connect offers an additional 500 member created communities- and this number is growing every day. So how does one find new groups that might interest them?...

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I.
View the original video and transcript.

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Discussion Keeping Up with Connect: What's Going On (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:49 am

There's so much happening on ALA Connect, you may feel a bit overwhelmed trying to find your way. But with a few easy features, you can quickly put your finger on the pulse of ALA Connect.

From the ALA Connect homepage you can browse upcoming events, view most recently created member communities, follow comments recently made, and more. Let's take a closer look....

There's so much happening on ALA Connect, you may feel a bit overwhelmed trying to find your way. But with a few easy features, you can quickly put your finger on the pulse of ALA Connect.

From the ALA Connect homepage you can browse upcoming events, view most recently created member communities, follow comments recently made, and more. Let's take a closer look....

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I.
View the original video and transcript.

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Discussion ALA Connect for Non ALA Members (video)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:48 am

While ALA Connect is a superb professional networking resource for members of the American Library Association, it can be equally valuable for professionals who are not yet members of one of the largest and most active professional asssociations in the United States. Students, consultants, and other professionals with an interest in librarianship will find the resources in ALA Connect extremely valuable for connecting with ALA Members. It's easy to get started....

While ALA Connect is a superb professional networking resource for members of the American Library Association, it can be equally valuable for professionals who are not yet members of one of the largest and most active professional asssociations in the United States. Students, consultants, and other professionals with an interest in librarianship will find the resources in ALA Connect extremely valuable for connecting with ALA Members. It's easy to get started....

One in a series of introductory screencasts created by the 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders Group I.
View the original video and transcript.

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