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ANMIG February Chat: Volunteering with ALCTS

Whether you have been in the library and information science field for decades or have just started to immerse yourself in it, serving your professional organization is vital in continuing the growth of the field and your career.  Through volunteering with organizations like ALCTS you will be able to work alongside colleagues that share the same interest as you, contribute new knowledge to the profession, and solve issues that affect technical services today. With the many ALCTS interest groups and committees that exist, you are bound to find one that interests you.  Join us on Wednesday, February 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT to discuss how to get started in volunteering for ALCTS, the various types of member groups that exist in the organization, and what type of work does a volunteer do? Please come with your questions and be prepared for an informative session. Heylicken “Hayley” Moreno, ANMIG Member-at-Large, will be your host along with Julie Housknecht, ALCTS ANMIG Secretary. The chat is open to all ALA members. To join the chat: http://connect.ala.org/node/217988

1. If you are new to ALAConnect, here is how to join:  If you want to log into ALAConnect, you will need to log in to the ALA website with your ALA credentials, update your profile, and select the option to include yourself in Connect. Once you have saved this new preference, you should be able to log in to Connect using your ALA member information.

2. To join the chat (Step 3), you must join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG), which is easy, go to and click the "Join" box under the search box in the left hand menu.

 3. Once you have joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/217988