|How To: Community|
The Community area is where you will interact with other NALS members. Within the Community, you will be able to message other members, join groups, make connections, and create or subscribe to blogs and forums. To access the Community, log in and select Manage Profile.
MessagingThe NALS website has its own online messaging system. You can send and receive messages to/from other NALS members and groups that you are a member of. You can edit your "Messaging" settings in Preferences.
GroupsThere are several NALS groups that you may be a member of. If you are a member of a NALS State Association or Local Chapter, a NALS National Committee, or the Board of Directors, you are a member of a Group. You will have access to the Group Member Directory, files, photos, calendars, Group Forum, Blogs and other features within each specific Group. You can edit your "Groups" settings in Preferences.
Connections are similar to LinkedIn where you can create a circle of NALS members that you would like to share, email, and network with. You can edit your "Connections" settings in Preferences. To add someone as a connection follow the instructions below:
Forum SettingsNALS Forums are a communication tool where you can ask industry-related questions and share information. Forum discussions are archived and therefore a great resource to check when seeking information. NALS has several Forums on different industry topics and there are also Forums available within Groups that you may be a member of. Learn more about subscribing to and managing your Forum settings in this How To.
Blog SubscriptionsIf you are a member of a Group, you may be interested in participating in a Group Blog. You can manage your Blog preferences in this section, but you first must subscribe to the Blog within the Group.