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Connect is organized into groups, which includes committees, communities, discussion groups, interest groups, and more depending on your participation in the organization. Each of these groups contains a Discussion forum where you can talk with other members, and a Library where you can share resources or other files.
To find the groups you already belong to, you can use one of three methods – depending on what you’re looking for.
Find Division- or Round Table-specific groups using the Communities navigation menu
The “Communities” menu dropdown is customized based on the site
you’re on, whether it’s ALA or a Division or Round Table, and based on your membership in specific groups. You’ll always see two categories here: “All [Unit] Groups” and “All My [Unit] Groups”.
Within those categories, the links may vary: you’ll see links that the unit has chosen to “spotlight” in the first category (like the main discussion forum), and links specific to your membership in the second (for example, if you belong to committees or interest groups they’ll show up as links.)
Find a consolidated list of all the groups you belong to across the organization by using the My Connect navigation menu
The “My Connect” menu is personalized regardless of the site
you’re on, so this is the place to look if you belong to groups from multiple Divisions or Round Tables and want a list that pulls them all together. “All My Groups
“ will bring you to a complete list of every groups you belong to, inclusive of all Divisions, Round Tables, and committee appointments.
Find a consolidated list of groups from any Profile
Finally, you can find groups from your (or any) profile. Select the Connections tab, and you’ll see a consolidated list of every group you (or the profile you are viewing) are currently a member of.