Posted July 17, 2015
By Sandra Hayden, M.A., R.T.(T), FASRT
For nearly eight years, the Field of View blog has been a way for ASRT’s Board of Directors to connect with members, but now the time has come to shift to a new approach. This will be the final Field of View blog post, and I am excited to share that we now have an even better way to stay in touch with members: Have you checked out the new ASRT Communities yet?
The new ASRT Communities, launched earlier this month, acts as a social media network just for ASRT members. In the Communities, you’ll be able to connect with colleagues, discuss professional issues and find resources to help you advance your career. A detailed directory will let members find each other easily, and you can even earn recognition rewards for participating! If you haven’t visited the new Communities yet, you might want to start with a step-by-step guide that will help you learn about all the new features.
“It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon' come, oh yes it will.”
The idea behind the new Communities is to give members an easy, comprehensive way to stay up to speed on the profession and on what your colleagues are talking about. You can start or join discussions about current issues affecting the profession, access resources that will help you track CE, learn how to most effectively manage your team, get (or stay) involved in ASRT governance, and more! You’ll also find convenient information about ARRT and state CE requirements and about legislative activity. You can even customize the types of communication you receive about your Communities and how often you see updates. In short, this is your professional network. What you get out of it will mirror what you put into it, so get started today!
You’ll still be able to peruse archived Field of View blog entries, which will remain on the ASRT website , but for all the latest information and conversation pertaining to members, the ASRT Communities will be a user-friendly resource for finding what you need.
The new Communities pages will make it easier than ever to stay ahead of the game in your career. Members have already contributed valuable feedback about features they'd like to see, so it will only get better! On behalf of the Board, I encourage you to explore the resources and professional camaraderie the Communities provide.