As more groups are making the transition from the old Sympa platform into Connect, we're continuing our series of protips with a one I've been getting questions about recently: how to manage all your groups across the platform. (Previously: How to manage your privacy and visibility
, How to use My Networks
, How to use the Library's Folder View
, Using Real Time or Weekly notifications to customize your experience
, How to use ALA Connect as a mailing list
; How to organize your Connect Library
; How to update your ALA profile within Connect
If you belong to a lot of groups, use the All My Groups link under My Connect in the navigation for quick access to a full list of every one you belong to – no matter what part of the platform you’re on.
When you belong to a group, you’ll see a Settings button under the name on the group’s homepages. Click to quickly review and update your notification settings for that group, or to leave it.
If you want to find new groups you can participate in, click All ALA Groups under Communities in the navigation for a full list of the groups you can see.
Use the filter to select Communities I can join, then scroll through the list – or use the Communities I can only view option to look in on discussions happening in closed groups.
Click the Join button to add yourself to a group.
Note: If you don’t see a Join button, the group may only be available to members with specific permissions.
The attached PDF provides this information in another format. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Community Engagement Manager
American Library Association