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Member Profile Home Page

When you log in to the MN GIS/LIS website, you will land on your Member Profile Home page. On the main Profile Home page you'll see your Feeds, Wall, Bio and photo, should you choose to upload one.

On the right side of the Member Profile page are quick links to get you to various components in your Member Profile. Below is information about each of these components. Those that require additional instructions will have information located in other How To pages.

Photo – you can upload your photo by clicking on the Photo box and selecting Add Photo.

green plus – Click on this icon to access your Photos, Blogs, Files and Links, and Favorites. It is located at the top of your Profile Home page.

Pages – If you create your own Pages, you will see a link listed at the top of your Profile Home page that will provide you with a drop down list of your pages.

Feeds – Similar to feeds on Facebook, feeds allow you to post and view continually streaming updates from your Groups and Connections you make within the community.

Wall – Again, similar to Facebook, you or others can write on or post to your Wall.

Bio – Your Bio is essentially the information you provided on your member application or during membership renewal. This section shows the information you’ve chosen to share with other members when they search your name in the Member Directory.

You can manage the settings for each of the above items in your Member Profile by selecting Preferences. You can determine who will see this information on your Member Profile Home page by selecting to make them viewable to the public, members only, or only to you and system administrators. You can learn more about these sections in other How To pages.

Information & Settings

Edit Bio – This is where you update your data and set your Privacy Settings to determine what information is available to the public, members only or administrators only when someone searches your name in the Member Directory. You may change these Privacy Settings by clicking on the lock icon next to the field. There are three choices: Public (Visible to Everyone), Members Only (Visible Only to Members) and Private (Not Visible in Profile).

Privacy Setting Note: You can check your privacy settings by clicking on Public Profile on the right side of the page to see what information the Public can see when they view your Member Profile.

Preferences – You can customize your Member Profile settings for various website features (Career Center, Community, Favorites, Groups, Messaging, Profile and Wall). You can turn notifications and messages on or off, and subscribe to newsletters from the Forum and your Groups.

You can learn more about these sections in other How To pages

Invoicing, Payments & History

Invoices – You can view current and process invoices as well as pay open invoices online in this section. You may also print receipts for your purchases.

Membership – You can view your membership status and renew your membership in this section. You should be able to renew your membership up to 90 days prior to your membership expiration.

Event Registrations - Any Events that you've registered for including Webinars, Conferences, etc. will show up in your Event Registrations area.

Content & Features

Favorites – You are able to Bookmark favorite and frequently visited pages on the MN GIS/LIS website. You can share your Bookmarks with your MN GIS/LIS member Connections or keep them private. To add a webpage to your Favorites just click on the star icon at the top of the page. When you click on the star it will ask you if you want to share it or keep it private and it will also offer you the option to place it in a Category. You can access your Favorites any time that you're logged in by clicking on the Favorites quick link on the right side of the page.

Networks – Add your public social networks here (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and a direct link/icon will be added to your profile so members can connect with you on those networks. You can also access your Networks from the quick links on the right side of the page.

Photo Gallery – Add your own photo gallery and share with your network.

Files and Links - You can save files and links to your Member Profile and manage them in this section. You may want to save something from the MN GIS/LIS Resource Library or a document from the website or anywhere. Click on the Files and Links in your quick links on the right side of the page to access this area.

Community

Messaging – The MN GIS/LIS website has its own online message system. You can send and receive messages to/from other MN GIS/LIS members and Groups that you are a member of. You can edit your Messaging settings in Preferences. You can also access Messages from the quick links on the right side of the page.

Groups – There are several MN GIS/LIS Groups that you may be a member of. You will have access to the Group Member Directory, files, photos, calendars, Group Forum, Blogs and other features within each Group. You can edit your Group settings in Preferences. You can also access your Groups from the quick links on the right side of the page.

Blog Subscriptions – If 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.

Networking & Careers

Resume/CV – If you are seeking a new opportunity, you can post your CV in the MN GIS/LIS CV Database where prospective employers can review your CV and contact you for an interview. Load and manage your CV in this section.

Career Postings – If you are recruiting for a new employee to join your team, you can add and edit a job posting in this section as well as review and contact applicants in this section.

 
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