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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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Discussion How to Set Up Categories (Subject Headings) for Your Group

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

If you want to add some organization to your group's work, you can create subject headings just for your group and classify any new content in those headings. I'm going to use the terms "categories," "topics," and "subject headings" interchangeably here, but in the end they all mean the same thing. Also, these instructions hold true for official ALA working groups and member-created communities.

To see what group categories looks like, check out the right-hand column of the Help community.

If you want to add some organization to your group's work, you can create subject headings just for your group and classify any new content in those headings. I'm going to use the terms "categories," "topics," and "subject headings" interchangeably here, but in the end they all mean the same thing. Also, these instructions hold true for official ALA working groups and member-created communities.

To see what group categories looks like, check out the right-hand column of the Help community.

Note that only a group admin can create categories, but anyone in the group can view the subject headings and attach them to content as they create it.

Admins: How to Create Categories

  1. Go to your group's home page. If you're an admin, you'll see a "Categories" tab in the middle of the page. Click on it to begin creating your group's subject headings.
     
  2. Click on "Add vocabulary." (This is Drupal's term for categories, and we'll only use it here on this form; sorry for the confusion.) Think of the "vocabulary" as being LCSH Subject Headings or Dewey; this is the name of your subject headings, not the headings themselves.

     
     

  3. Enter the name of your vocabulary/categories. Whatever you type here will be the name above the headings your users see, so make it something descriptive (eg, "Your Awesome Group's Subject Headings"). Remember, this is where you name your list, not the individual terms that will make up your list.

     

  4. You can enter a description if you'd like, but it's completely optional. Same thing with the "help text."
     
  5. You probably want these subject headings to apply to all of the content in your group, so we suggest checking all of the boxes under "content types." It's up to you, though, to decide if there are content types you don't want your group's members assigning to these topics.


     

  6. We recommend not checking the "tags" box at this time. In the future, we hope to make more use of tags, but right now you probably want a set list that everyone choose from, rather than a freeform box that members can type anything into.


     

  7. If you think your members will be posting content into multiple subjects, be sure to check the "multiple select" box. Otherwise, your users will only be able to pick one subject heading from your list.


     

  8. It's up to you if you want to check the "required" box, but we recommend against it. There's a good chance that someone will want to post something that doesn't fall into one of your subject headings, but they'll have to pick one if you check the "required" box.


     

  9. Don't worry about the weight for now. No one likes to talk about their weight.
     
  10. Click "save" to create your vocabulary.

     
  11. Now it's time to start adding the actual terms that will make up your subject headings. On the "categories" page, you should see your newly-created vocabulary with options for "edit vocabulary," "list terms," and "add terms." Go ahead and click on "add terms."


     

  12. Type in your first subject heading. You can enter a description if you'd like, but it's completely optional.


     

  13. If you've already entered other terms and want to make the new one a child of a parent term, click on the "advanced options" menu in order to bring up more options.

    If you want to make this term a child, choose a "parent" term from the "parents" list. If you aren't worried about parent-child terms, just skip ahead and click on the "save" button.


     

  14. Don't worry about the "related terms" or "weight" at this point. Go ahead and click on the "save" button to add this subject heading to your list.
     
  15. Keep adding terms until you're done.
     
  16. You're done. Now when you add content to your group, you should see a new list of subject headings towards the top of the page. Whenever you add the first content to a subject heading, the heading will magically appear in your group's right-hand column. Clicking on a subject heading will take users to a list of all of the content that is classified under that heading.

Make sense? Questions? Let us know either way.

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Discussion New Feature: Draft Mode

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 08:56 am

We've implemented another much-requested feature - draft mode! Now when you're writing content, you can save it in a draft form without sending out automatic notifications to the whole group before it's ready. Here's how it works.

We've implemented another much-requested feature - draft mode! Now when you're writing content, you can save it in a draft form without sending out automatic notifications to the whole group before it's ready. Here's how it works.

  1. Write your content as you normally would. You'll be able to save a draft for a post, online doc, or discussion.
  2. When you're ready to save your draft, scroll down to the "Publishing options" section and click on the phrase to open it.

  3. Uncheck the "Published" box.

  4. Click on the "Submit" button.

You can now go back and edit this content later, and when you're ready to publish it, just come back to the "Publishing options" section, check the "Published" box, and click on "Submit."

To find your unpublished (draft) content, go to your profile, click on the "Posts" tab, and then follow the link to your "Unpublished posts."

 

Remember that you have to go back and check that "Published" box in order for everyone else to see your content. If others tell you they never got an email notification or they can't see the content in the group, it might still be in draft mode.

We hope you like this new feature and that it cuts down on the number of emails that go out for minor corrections since you don't have to publish something until it's truly ready now. Please let us know if you run into any problems using it.

 

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Discussion Connect Chat Upgraded

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 01:51 pm

We soft launched the upgraded chat module in Connect a few weeks ago and wanted to see how it did after testing proved it was more stable than previous updates. I'm happy to report "so far, so good."

So this is the official announcement that we think we've improved chat overall in Connect. Here are some reasons why:

We soft launched the upgraded chat module in Connect a few weeks ago and wanted to see how it did after testing proved it was more stable than previous updates. I'm happy to report "so far, so good."

So this is the official announcement that we think we've improved chat overall in Connect. Here are some reasons why:

  • Hopefully, the biggest improvement will be better stability, and the random problem a few users experienced getting kicked out of a chat will decrease. Since we don't know what caused the problem in the first place, we can't really say the upgrade will solve it, but the newer code might help overall. If you or someone in your group still experiences the problem, please let us know.
  • One of the really nice, new features is that you can now pop the chat session out into a new window so that you can still browse in the old window without affecting the chat. When you're in a chat session, you'll see a link next to your name in the middle of the screen that says "[View in popout]" specifically for this purpose.

    In fact, we think this might have been one of the problems related to folks getting kicked out of chats. In some instances, if a person clicked on a link in the chat or elsewhere on the page, they'd leave the page, inadvertently leaving the chat. With this new feature, you can still click around in the original browser window without leaving  the chat once you've "popped it out" into its own window.

  • For accessibility purposes, we also took the time to add a new checkbox on the screen that pauses the autoscrolling in the chat window. Sometimes the text flies fast and furious, and it can be difficult to read it all before it's gone off the screen. If this is happening to you, just check that box to pause the window, catch up on the conversation, and then un-check the box to restart the scrolling. Like curb cuts and high contrast text on web pages, this addition should help everybody, not just users with accessibility issues.

  • If you look at the bottom of the box where you type your text, you'll see three short lines stacked vertically. This is an indicator that you can drag the bottom of the box downwards in order to make it bigger. If you find that you're consistently typing a lot of content into that box and the words scroll off to the side so you can't see the whole sentence, you can now drag that bar down to make the box bigger in order to see all of the text. Once you change the size of the box, it should stay that way until you leave the chat.

  • You shouldn't run into problems with counting how many characters you can type anymore, either (hooray!). I still wouldn't type an essay at once, though, since it makes it difficult for others to read the whole thing before it scrolls off the screen.
  • There are now separate buttons for archiving chats and deleting them. You no longer have to archive a chat first in order to delete it. (Reminder: archiving a chat just means it's closed and no one can join it anymore.)

 Please let us know if you have questions about any of this or if you encounter any problems with the chat feature.

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Discussion A Gaggle of Connect Enhancements

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 09:00 am

As we head into the fall, when we’ll be working on some major projects (file repositories, the conference scheduler), we took some time in August to make some minor improvements across the site. You’ve been requesting some of these for several months, so we hope they enhance your Connect experience.

As we head into the fall, when we’ll be working on some major projects (file repositories, the conference scheduler), we took some time in August to make some minor improvements across the site. You’ve been requesting some of these for several months, so we hope they enhance your Connect experience.

  1. Possibly the biggest change we made was to implement HTML email in order to make it easier to read notifications from the site. This means styles will be preserved (bold, italics, lists), and the text won’t be just blocks of Times New Roman words.
  2. Last year we built a statistics module that gave us more granular information than Google Analytics. You can see some screenshots of it at http://www.flickr.com/photos/alastaff/sets/72157622789077553/, but basically it tells us more about the users logging in, rather than just the top pages.For some reason, when we began counting how many members from each division are logging in, we didn’t create a similar report for round tables. This glaring omission has now been rectified. When we do the biannual update in October to analyze the latest statistics, we’ll include recent round table numbers for the first time. In addition, a round table’s staff liaison can look up these statistics at any time.

    round table statistics

  3. Although we’ll be building a module for group-based repositories this fall, we know it can be a pain to download a bunch of attachments so in the interim, we installed the PCLZip module that lets you download all attachments as a single zip file. Much more convenient. Of course, if you don't like zip files, you can still download each attachment separately.

    download all attachments at once

  4. You’ll now receive an email notification when someone friends you on the site. Sorry this took so long to implement.

    email notifications when someone friends you

  5. You can now attach files to comments. This should work on any type of content that offers commenting (posts, online docs, calendar events, polls, and discussions).

    attaching files to comments

  6. In July, we added the ability for you to “compare versions” of online documents so that you could see exactly which text had been revised. In August, we added a direct link to the revisions page in the email notifications so that you can quickly go straight to the page on the site to see what changed.

    direct link to revisions

  7. All of our working groups (committees, task forces, etc.) and dues-based groups (divisions, round tables, sections) have rosters that synchronize automatically with our member database, saving staff a ton of time. In the past, staff liaisons and member chairs were able to edit a working group’s properties and could change the status of the group from “closed” (synchronizing) to “open,” thinking anyone could now join the group. This caused some confusion, because users added to a roster only in Connect and not in our member database would lose that affiliation the next time they logged in. The database would tell Connect the person isn’t affiliated with the group, so Connect would remove them. This happened enough times that we’ve hidden this option from view for those working groups. Hopefully this will clear up the confusion.

  8. We added some extra fields to the Opportunities Exchange that will allow our awesome Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment staff to begin adding the thousands of opportunities available in the Financial Assistance for Library & Information Studies (FALIS) Directory so that they’re searchable and shareable.
  9. We’re excited to announce that you can now view position titles on working group rosters. Now you can tell what each person’s role is in the group when there’s a specific title noted for them in our member database. This is especially helpful on something like the Website Advisory Committee roster, where each person represents a different constituency.

    position titles on working group rosters

  10. And saving big news for last to see if you read down this far, we’ve upgraded the chat module without any loss of archives. There’s no guarantee this new version will solve the problem a few users experienced getting kicked out of chats, but it worked well in testing and we’re hopeful it will resolve things.I’ll do a separate post about the upgrade in order to provide more details, but while we were working on the chat module, we also added a checkbox you can use to “pause autoscrolling” in case the conversation is going by too quickly for you to read. We did this primarily for accessibility purposes, but we think it can help everyone (as is so often true with accessibility improvements in general).

Whew! We’re constantly trying to improve the site, and we have a couple more things in this month's pipeline, but let us know how these enhancements work (or don’t work) for you. And as always, additional suggestions are always welcome.

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Discussion Categories

by Douglas Cook on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:41 am

I would like to use the "Categories" tab to try to organize my committee's workspace.  I created several categories but don't know what to do with them next.  I want to, for example, organize Online Docs by type, i.e. Policies, Publication Requests, etc.  Is there an explanation anywhere of this functionality?

Thanks in advance

Doug

Chair, EBSS Publications Committee

Discussion How to Set Your Email Preferences in ALA Connect

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:02 am

If you turn on email notices from ALA Connect, you'll receive a message every time someone posts new content to one of your ALA groups or communities. By default, you will not receive any emails from ALA Connect until you edit your profile to receive email and enable this option for each group from which you want to receive email.

If you turn on email notices from ALA Connect, you'll receive a message every time someone posts new content to one of your ALA groups or communities. By default, you will not receive any emails from ALA Connect until you edit your profile to receive email and enable this option for each group from which you want to receive email.

To edit your profile, log in to ALA Connect and follow the link in the left-hand column to "My profile." Then click on the "Subscriptions" tab. (Note that you can also get to this screen by clicking on the "Subscriptions" link in the right-hand column in any Connect group of which you are a member.)

From this screen, you can check the "status" box for any group you'd like to receive email from. To choose all groups, check the box at the top.

Once you've checked all of the appropriate boxes, scroll down and click on the "Subscribe" button.

You can set the frequency of the emails you receive by returning to the "Edit" tab on your profile. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, where you can choose from the following options:

  • Immediately
  • Every hour
  • Twice a day
  • Daily
  • Weekly

You can also take advantage of "vacation mode" to temporarily disable all of your email notices while you're gone by using the "vacation mode" button. Be sure to come back and enable your subscriptions, though, or else you won't receive new notices from Connect.

By default, you'll be subscribed to email from new groups you join in Connect. To change this option so that you don't receive email from new groups you join, un-check the box in the "Email Notifications" section.

Be sure to click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the page if you make any changes to your profile.

The "view and edit your group email subscriptions" link will take you to your "Subscriptions" tab.

If you have any questions about this process, feel free to leave a comment or use the contact us form.

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Discussion How to Add an Opportunity to the Opportunities Exchange

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 03:23 pm

Before you add an opportunity to the OppEx, please do a search to make sure it doesn’t already exist there. The OppEx FAQ can help answer any questions you have, including ones about what types of opportunities can be added, but feel free to contact us for additional help.

Note that fields with a red asterisk next to the title are required so you must enter something in them or you won't be able to submit the OppEx form.

Before you add an opportunity to the OppEx, please do a search to make sure it doesn’t already exist there. The OppEx FAQ can help answer any questions you have, including ones about what types of opportunities can be added, but feel free to contact us for additional help.

Note that fields with a red asterisk next to the title are required so you must enter something in them or you won't be able to submit the OppEx form.

  1. Click on the link in the left-hand column to go to the Opportunities Exchange or go directly to http://connect.ala.org/oppex .
     
  2. Click on the “Add New Opp” tab in the middle of the page.

     
  3. Fill in the title with the name of your opportunity.

     
  4. Choose a type of opportunity from the choices in the list menu. To select multiple types, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu.

     
  5. If this is an official ALA sponsored opportunity, please be sure to check the box noting this.

     
  6. Choose as many subjects from the list as are applicable and valid. To select multiple subjects, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu.

     
  7. Select which types of libraries are relevant for this opportunity. To select multiple library types, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu.
     
  8. If there is a financial award, cost, or other monetary value attached to the opportunity, enter it in the “amount” field.

     
  9. If the opportunity is renewable on an ongoing basis, change the default from “no” to “yes.”

     
  10. If there is a URL where users can get further information, enter it in the URL box.

     
  11. If you want your opportunity to appear on a specific date in the future, enter that date in the “publish on” field. When you click in the field, a calendar will appear. Choose the proper date, and it will be entered in the proper format automatically.

     
  12. By default, opportunities expire one year after they’re entered into the database. If you want your opportunity to expire earlier than that, enter that date in the “unpublish on” field. When you click in the field, a calendar will appear. Choose the proper date, and it will be entered in the proper format automatically.

     
  13. Fill in the date the opportunity ends (if there is one) in the “available through” box. When you click in the field, a calendar will appear. Choose the proper date, and it will be entered in the proper format automatically.

     
  14. If there is a deadline to apply, be sure to fill out the date fields for this. It’s probably a good idea to make the expiration (“unpublish on”) date equal to one day after your deadline date since you won't accept applications after that point.

     
  15. If this opportunity is available only to certain ethnic groups, indicate this by selecting the appropriate ones from the “ethnic background” list. To select multiple ethnicities, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu. The default is no restrictions, so the opportunity is available to anyone.

     
  16. If this opportunity is aimed primarily at individuals with disabilities, change the default in this field from “no” to “yes.”

     
  17. If you want to note a geographic location for this opportunity, you can fill out the city, the state/province, and /or country fields.  Note that only the country field is available as a search option on the OppEx home page.

     
  18. If your opportunity is restricted to a specific institution, region, or type of library, be sure to change the default from “No restrictions.” To select multiple types of restrictions, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu.

     
  19. Is this opportunity open to non-U.S. residents? If not, change the default from “yes” to “no.”

     
  20. Is this opportunity available to non-ALA members? If not, change the default from “yes” to “no.”

     
  21. If applicants should contact someone else for further information, please fill out the contact boxes. Please be aware that opportunities are published publicly on the web, so providing an email address could result in that address being harvested by spammers. Please do not publish someone else’s phone number, email address, or postal address without their explicit permission.

    Note: if the person is on ALA Connect, linking to their profile on the site allows others to use the "send xxxxxx a message" feature without exposing that person's email address.

     

  22. Now you’re ready to more fully describe your opportunity. Be sure to include any important information not already noted in the fields above. You must include at least ten words in the description or you won't be able to submit the opportunity.

     
  23. If you’d like to add an attachment that provides further information, an application form, or other useful information, click on the “Add file attachments” link. Don’t worry – it won’t take you to a new page and you won’t lose any data you’ve entered so far. You can add as many attachments as you'd like, although the size limit on any one file is 20MB.

    Allowed file extensions include: avi doc docx eps flv gif indd jpg jpeg mov mp4 odp ods odt pdf png pps ppt pptx rtf txt tif tiff wmv xls xlsx.

    Browse your hard drive to find the file, and then click on the "attach" button.

     

  24. Once the box is open, you can browse your hard drive for the file you want to upload and then click on the “submit” button to save your opportunity to the database. If you want to upload more than one file, click on the “attach” button instead, upload all of your files, and then click on the “submit” button.

     
  25. Click on the "save" button to submit your opportunity, which will be available on the site immediately afterwards.

    You can also click on the “preview” button to see what it will look like without losing any of your data. When it’s finalized, click on the “save” button.

That’s it – you’re done! You should get an email confirmation that you’ve posted an opportunity, and you’ll get email notices if anyone leaves a comment. Your opportunity should also be appearing on the OppEx home page.

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Discussion votes don't display in bar graph?

by David Vess on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 06:33 pm

Why would votes not display on the handy bar graph that is generated by each poll?

Thanks!  D

Discussion Frequently Asked Questions about Profiles in ALA Connect

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 09:34 am
  1. Can I hide my profile completely in ALA Connect?
  2. Can I hide a committee or other group from appearing on my profile?
  3. Who can see what on my profile?
  4. Who can see contact information on my profile?
  5. What is my "network?"
  6. How can I change my username, password, or other information on my profile?
  7. Can I display my full profile publicly?
  8. If I choose to display my profile to the public, does that include my contact information?
  9. Why can't I add my full work or education history to my profile?
  10. Do protected, non-public posts I make appear on my profile?
  11. Where do I set my email preferences in my profile?
  12. How do I remove the "Send [me] a message" link from appearing underneath my picture on my profile?
  13. Why does one letter or two numbers appear after my name?
  14. Why does it say (non-member) after my name when I'm an ALA member?
  15. What do I do if one of my group/committee affiliations is not appearing on my profile?
  16. Why doesn't my signature retain the line breaks I put in?
  17. How many publications can I list on my profile?
  18. What is a Del.icio.us username?
  19. What is a Flickr username?
  20. Don't see your question listed here? Contact us for an answer.

  1. Can I hide my profile completely in ALA Connect?
    You can't hide your entire profile, but you can hide certain parts of it or you can exclude yourself from appearing altogether in Connect as long as you're not on any committees. For more information about hiding pieces of your profile or excluding yourself from Connect altogether, see the FAQ about privacy options in ALA Connect.

     

  2. Can I hide a committee or other group from appearing on my profile?
    You can't hide a committee from appearing on your profile, but you can hide your affiliations with a community, division, round table, or section. To learn how to do this, check the FAQ about privacy options in ALA Connect.

     

  3. Who can see what on my profile?
    The public can only see your name and links to things you post that you mark as "public." Other ALA members can also see your committees, any affiliations you haven't hidden, and any additional information you've added to your profile. People in your network see all of those things plus your contact information. For more information about this, see our FAQ about privacy options in ALA Connect.

     

  4. Who can see contact information on my profile?
    Only people you've manually added to your network can see contact information on your profile.

     

  5. What is my "network?"
    Your network consists of the other ALA members you've self-identified in ALA Connect as classmates, clients, colleagues, contacts, coworkers, frequent collaborators, friends, and vendors. Note that adding someone to your network means they can see your contact information.

    Adding people to your network will become a more important option in future phases of Connect when we help you find other members, interesting content, and relevant events through your network.

     

  6. How can I change my username, password, or other information on my profile?
    ALA members can fill out additional information about themselves in ALA Connect by editing their profile, but to change your name, login, password, address, or contact information, you need to log in to the ALA website and update your membership information. See our FAQ about logging in if you encounter any problems logging in to Connect, although your login information for Connect is the same as your login information for the ALA website. If you've forgotten your username and password, you can recover it from the website.

     

  7. Can I display my full profile publicly?
    Yes. By default, your full profile only displays to ALA members, but you can edit this option in your profile to display everything except your contact information to the public.
  8. If I choose to display my profile to the public, does that include my contact information?
    No, everything except your contact information displays to the public. Only people in your network can see your contact information.

     

  9. Why can't I add my full work or education history to my profile?
    During phase one of ALA Connect, you can only add one work affiliation and one educational affiliation. In phase two, however, we'll be adding the ability to add your full work and education history.

     

  10. Do protected, non-public content I post appear on my profile?
    No, the public and other ALA members see only your public posts.

     

  11. Where do I set my email preferences in my profile?
    When you click on the "edit" tab on your profile, towards the bottom of the page you'll see a place to set your email preferences. Learn more about your email options in the How to Set Your Email Preferences in ALA Connect help document.

  12. How do I remove the "Send [me] a message" link from appearing underneath my picture on my profile?
    If you edit your profile, towards the bottom of the page you'll find a section for "contact settings." If you uncheck that box, the "Send [me] a message" option will not appear as an option for other people.

  13. Why does one letter/two letters/two numbers appear after my name?
    A designation after your name means there is more than one account in our membership database for your first name plus last name. We need a way to distinguish between those names in Connect, so first we try to add your middle initial after your last name. If you have no middle initial in your membership profile on the ALA website, then we try to add the two-letter abbreviation for your state. If you have no state listed in your website profile, then we add the last two digits of your membership number.

    If you believe the multiple records in our membership database all belong to you, please contact our customer service department to request that they be merged into one record. That will delete the extra accounts from our database and remove the extra designation at the end of your name.

    If there are other people with the same name and you want to remove the numbers from the end of yours, you can log in to the ALA website and edit your membership information to add either a middle initial or a state to your address. Be sure to log out of ALA Connect and log back in to see the changes.

    If you have further questions about this, please contact us.

     

  14. Why does it say (non-member) after my name when I'm an ALA member?
    ALA members should log in to ALA Connect using their regular ALA website usernames and passwords. If you create a new account on Connect, it won't syncrhonize with your member account. If you don't remember your website login and password, you can recover it here. Please contact us if you have further questions or if you need help deleting your non-member account.

     

  15. What do I do if one of my group/committee affiliations is not appearing on my profile?
    Contact the staff liaison for the group, because that's the person who can start troubleshooting the problem. If you're looking at the group's roster, anyone marked as an "admin" can contact the right person to help you.

     

  16. Why doesn't my signature retain the line breaks I put in?
    We don't allow HTML formatting in the signature file in order to reduce code conflicts, so we suggest using a format such as this one:

    Firsname Lastname |Orgname | Email address or other contact info

     

  17. How many publications can I list on my profile?
    As many as you want - go for it.

     

  18. What is a Del.icio.us username?
    Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site that offers many advantages over storing your bookmarks in your browser on one computer. While there are many sites like del.icio.us now, it was the first one and it's one of the most popular. Learn more about social bookmarking by watching this short video from the Common Craft folks.

     

  19. What is a Flickr username?
    Flickr is a photo sharing website that makes re-using your pictures very easy. It was the first social photo sharing site, and it's still one of the most popular. Learn more about social photo sites by watching this short video from the Common Craft folks.

    Note that your Flickr username is *not* what appears in your Flickr URL, and it's not your Yahoo/Flickr login. To figure out what your Flickr username is, log in to the the site and look at the top of the screen. You should see a line that says, "Logged in as xxxxxxxxxx". Whatever it says for xxxxxxxxxx is your Flickr username, so that's what you'll want to enter in your Connect profile.

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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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