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Live Sessions

Sessions held either (not both) in the 6th Floor Training room or via Adobe Connect.  Check venue for how the live session will commence.  Please email or call x2461 with time/date conflicts or discrepancies.

Day Date Time (CST) Title of Session Venue Dur./min




What is it?

ALA's membership database. Tracks contact information for members, prospects and more.  

What will we learn?

  • The Basics
  • Committees
  • Reports


What is it?

Platform for editing pages on

What you will learn:

  • What Every User Need to Know: AKA the Basics
  • Press Releases
  • Working with Blocks
  • Left Nav
  • Nav pods



What is it?

Platform for E-mail marketing.

What will we learn?

Import a list of subscribers; Look at and understand ALA templates and story layouts within Informz. Assemble, test and send a mailing; work with HTML and text versions of content; Create Compound list / exclude Opt-Outs.


ALA Connect

What is it?

Platform where ALA members and staff collaborate to get things done, learn for professional growth and connect for professional opportunities.

What will we learn?

Search for groups, search for members, update our profiles, add content including files, discussions, chat, polls and more.


Adobe Connect

  • Meeting Setup and Room Management
  • Event Setup

MS Office

  • Word Merge
  • Excel - Pivot tables with iMIS Exports
  • Excel - VLOOKUP to compare two lists
  • PowerPoint - Tips and Tricks to save time and energy
  • Outlook - Tips and Tricks to save time and energy

Live sessions are held in the Chicago office, 6th Floor Training Room and via Zoom.