Members who log in to ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org using their regular ALA web site username and password will find that their records are automatically synchronized with ALA’s membership database, so your affiliations with ALA’s committees, divisions, events, round tables and sections are displayed.
ALA Connect has an intuitive interface - if you have ever used any social networks or library 2.0 tools, it will be familiar. The nicest part of http://connect.ala.org is that your account is already set up as a feature of your membership. It’s certainly worth exploring. You may just find connections to other people, ideas and resources that are unexpected.
ALA Connect users can view all of their current ALA affiliations in one place, search for other members and add them to their online network, while working together on online projects. Members can create new communities around shared interests, respond to emerging issues or create and manage shared projects. This collaborative tool allows members a vibrant and dynamic online community which facilitate professional growth and extend contacts around the Association.
Each group’s home page automatically displays the latest content posted, upcoming events and the five most popular items from that group. Members of the group can post new content using any of the tools noted above or comment on items already published by others in the group. Members can also browse past content or search for something just within that group. Users can also track the public content of an ALA working group via e-mail or RSS feed or they can browse different communities, looking for new ones to join.