We have had a busy summer at LILRC and there have been many changes happening within the organization. Three of the biggest changes members will notice is the implementation of our new member management, event management system and our move to Google for Nonprofits which allows us to improve communication.
The membership management system and the event registration system comes in one package and allows us to take payments and donations online, track registrations, and manage communications with members. We are also now able to create a members only section of our web sites to allow access to members only content. As part of this, we launched the members only service: Ask the Lawyer. As we add content to this area, we will send out further announcements to members to make you aware of what is available. We are taking registrations through the same software including payments. Reminders and confirmations for the registrations are automated.
Google for Nonprofits has allowed us to take advantage of cloud based email, productivity software as well as the creation of distribution lists (listservs) for committees and interest groups. We have set up three interest groups for academic libraries, hospital libraries, and archives & special collections. All are welcome to participate in these three groups regardless if you work in those types of libraries. If you have to participate in any of these groups or have us create an additional group send me an email at email@example.com.
There will be more changes and improvements of services coming in the year so keep an eye out for these.