Social Networking, Membership Blogs, ALA Connect, and ALA Electronic Discussion Lists

| ALA Connect | Facebook and Twitter | ALA Membership and Student Membership Blogs | ALA Electronic Discussion Lists |

ALA Connect

The American Library Association (ALA) is now providing members a common virtual space to engage in ALA business and network with other members around issues and interests relevant to the profession. Every group in  ALA Connect will have the ability to use the following tools:

• Posts (which are like blog posts)
• Online docs (which are like collaborative, wiki-like pages or Google Docs)
• Group calendar (for listing meetings, deadlines, etc.)
• Surveys (for asking multiple questions at once)
• Polls (for asking a single question)
• Chat room (text-based, including the ability to save a transcript of the discussion)
• Discussion forums (also known as “bulletin boards”)

Facebook and Twitter

Facebook

The ALA Student Chapter page facilitates communication and assistance among the student chapters and ALA.

The American Library Association Student to Staff Participants group on Facebook is a closed group comprised of the most current participants in the Student to Staff Program.

ALA Chapters on Facebook promotes communication and assistance among ALA and the ALA Chapters and Student Chapters.

Twitter

If your association is not in the lists below, send Twitter username to dwood@ala.org.

The ALA Chapter Relations Office on Twitter promotes communication and assistance among ALA and the ALA Chapters and Student Chapters.

State Library Associations, aka ALA Chapters, on Twitter

ALA Student Chapters on Twitter

ALA on Twitter

American Libraries

ALA Membership and Student Membership Blogs

Here is a link to the ALA member and ALA student member blogs. Check them out for stories of interest.

ALA Electronic Discussion Lists

To subscribe to ALA e-lists, or visit the e-list archives, visit the ALA Mailing Lists Service (SYMPA).


Send comments and questions regarding this page to Don Wood, Chapter Relations Office.