Networking


Strong professional relationships are resources that can give you a competitive advantage.  Networking creates a venue for gathering and exchanging information that can help you meet personal and professional goals.

Networking opportunities are created when you join one of many committees, working groups, member networking circles, or member forums that support NFAIS' mission to advance scholarly, scientific, and professional research by enabling members to examine issues of content, technology, and business models integral to their future success.

Committees

As a committee member, you'll have access to your committee's private message board, group email, and file repository.  By accessing the committee section, you are able to better connect and stay abreast of the latest developments and initiatives.
  • Post messages and announcements for committee members.
  • Browse previous discussions to catch up on recent happenings.
  • Share files and documents among committee members.
  • Receive automated notifications about new messages and files.
To get started:
  1. Log into the member section of the website.
  2. Navigate to your profile.
  3. Under "My Features," click Committees.
  4. View and respond to previous messages and files.
  5. Manage your notification preferences.
  6. View other committee members and their positions.

To view a listing of committee job descriptions, check out the committee pages at www.nfais.org/committes or contact CEO Marcie Granahan at mgranahan@nfais.org to join a committee.

Working Groups

As a member of a working group, you can share private documents and messages with other members of the group.   Participation in a working group allows members to engage in substantive discussion around a specific issue that supports NFAIS' mission.  All working groups are authorized by, and report their progress to, the NFAIS Board of Directors. 

  • Post messages and announcements.
  • Send private messages to one or more members at a time.
  • Share files and documents among working group members.
  • Receive automated notifications about new messages.
To get started:
  1. Log into the member section of the website.
  2. Navigate to your profile.
  3. Under "My Features," click Circles.
  4. Click on "All Circles" to request an invitation to join or "My Circles" if you are already a member of a working group.
To view a listing of working group job descriptions, check out the working group pages at www.nfais.org/workinggroup or contact CEO Marcie Granahan at mgranahan@nfais.org for help joining a working group. 

Member Networking Circles

Your member profile is now a gateway to connect and engage with other members of NFAIS.  It's easy to collaborate with other NFAIS members on important issues by creating a networking circle.

  • Join networking circles of interest.
  • Post messages and announcements.
  • Sent private messages to one or more members of your circle.
  • Share files, photographs and documents among circle members.
  • Receive automated notifications about new messages and files.
To get started:
  1. Log into the member section of the website.
  2. Navigate to your profile.
  3. Under "My Status," click Start a new circle.
  4. Give your Circle a name and provide a brief description of the purpose of the circle.
  5. Under "Category," select Member Networking Circles.
  6. Select either an open circle (where all members can participate) or a private circle (only available through invitation or request).
Now that you've set up your circle, it's time to invite other NFAIS members to join in.  Here's how:
  1. Go back to "my profile."
  2. Go to the "Connections" tab; drop down to "browse directory."
  3. In the search box, type in the name of the person you wish to invite into your circle. When their name appears, click on "add as connection."
  4. Enter an introductory comment; click on "add connection."
For help in setting up a networking circle, contact us at (443) 221-2980.

Member Forums

Your membership now includes access to our exclusive Membership Forum.  This new member benefit allows you to create new discussion threads, post messages and documents, and subscribe to the topics that interest you most.

  • Post topics to the membership forum to discuss with your peers.
  • Browse previous discussions to catch up on recent happenings.
  • Ask your peers questions that are most important to you.
  • Subscribe to topics to receive updates by email.
To get started:
  1. Log into the member section of the website.
  2. Navigate to the Member Forum.
  3. Post a topic you want to discuss.
  4. Subscribe to topics of interest.
For help in setting up a new discussion thread or topic, contact us at (443) 221-2980.