SIOP Launches New Member-Only Online Community
These are your colleagues. This is your profession. My.SIOP is your new way to interact with them all. Now you can communicate, keep up with news, share information, and collaborate all in one place with SIOP’s newest member benefit, my.SIOP!
After months of preparation and development, along with feedback from members, the Electronic Communications Committee is proud to present SIOP’s new member-only online community. My.SIOP provides an opportunity to connect with your SIOP colleagues in new and exciting ways.
Take charge of your professional persona by filling in your complete biography and adding a profile photo. You can expand your member interaction with blogs, forums, and special interest groups. Share and collaborate using a library to upload documents and wikis to share ideas and information about I-O. The my.SIOP member community makes it easier than ever to find I-Os that share your interests by searching the tag cloud or locating someone on our Google map. You’ll also be able to express yourself with your personal profile and blogs and keep up with committees and others through group pages. It’s an all-in-one location for members-only interaction with your SIOP friends and colleagues in the world of I-O.
The my.SIOP community will be officially launched at the 2012 Annual Conference in San Diego next week, but SIOP members now have the opportunity to log on, create a profile, and explore SIOP’s newest member benefit before the official unveiling.
To show our appreciation for trying out this exciting community and sharing your thoughts, all SIOP members who create a profile by April 20 (including photo, bio and tags) will be entered to win a $10 Starbucks gift card. At the SIOP conference we will also award a SONY bloggie Touch camera to one lucky attendee who completes their profile prior to April 28.
Find out more about my.SIOP during the Exhibitor’s Showcase:
Thursday, April 26, 12-1 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 10-11 a.m.
(The winner of the SONY bloggie camera will be announced at the Saturday Exhibitor’s Showcase session in the exhibit hall.)
The my.SIOP user’s guide, located here, will give you information about features such as forums, calendars and the wiki. You can also create and participate in special interest groups and contribute personal blog posts. Continue reading for quick information on how to get started in the my.SIOP community:
- Open your internet browser and visit http://my.SIOP.org
- Sign in with your SIOP username and password.
- You are now on the my.SIOP welcome page!
- Bookmark http://my.SIOP.org now for quick access in the future.
We ask that one of the first things you do is to complete your personal profile.
- In the top right hand corner of the page, you will find your hub. Click on “My Profile.” All of the information here is taken from your SIOP member profile, which is the same as the information in Contact Update and the membership directory. Whenever you change any of your basic information in my.SIOP, it will automatically be updated in the member directory on SIOP.org and vice versa.
- Your member profile information has been pre-loaded into the system, so you will see that some of the fields in your profile are already populated. However, my.SIOP also allows you to add even more information about yourself, such as a complete bio, tags, and social media links.
- In the far left column you will see links for editing each of the sections of your profile. Here are some tasks to get you started:
- Add a photo of yourself. (Browse your computer files for a photo of yourself, select the photo you would like, and click “Upload”)
- Choose which address you would like to appear on your profile (remember, only members can view this information)
- Map your address by using the Google Maps function (Click “add myself to map” under manage addresses).
- Add a bio of yourself.
- In the “tags” section, include a few topics that interest you. For example you might list “Leadership, dogs, skiing.” By doing this you will be able to find colleagues with common interests.
Please note that the address shown in your my.SIOP profile is your official SIOP address for communications (TIP, IOP journal, etc.). As with Contact Update, any changes to your profile information are reviewed by staff before it is changed, so changes are not instantaneous.
We hope this new community will enrich your SIOP member experience!