1. Interact with real people in the industry
Despite the rise in use of E-mail and Web technologies for communicating with others, face-to-face interaction is not yet extinct, thanks to your association. While we're strong advocates of technological advancement, the MACDL serves as your primary link to colleagues, allowing you to put names with faces and keeping you in touch with who's doing what.
2. Sharpen your skills
By attending educational sessions, seminars, conferences, and visiting exhibits you'll stay on top of your professional game. Taking advantage of MACDL's educational opportunities allows you to update your crucial job skills for the new millennium.
In the information age, exchange of ideas and information and the need to work with others will prove easier with the assistance of the MACDL.
4. Keep up with new laws and regulations
If you're from a smaller company, you can keep attuned to the legislative and regulatory issue affecting your bottom line. The MACDL will continue monitoring these pertinent issues and let you know when to take action.
5. Get frequent updates on industry changes
As change occurs at a faster pace, keeping track of the latest industry techniques and trends will be difficult. However, through publications and educational sessions, you'll hear about the newest innovations and never question whether you're behind the times. With this information, you can do your job in a more timely and more economical manner.
6. Certification and standards
With constant changes occurring in the work place, standards will continually need updating, and you'll need to know if you or your organization is in sound standing. The MACDL, NADL and NBC will keep you informed and assist you in meeting those requirements.
7. Increase your clout
The MACDL is a great place to build a name for yourself. Although you may not feel you're moving ahead in your current job, getting and remaining involved in industry and professional activities will bring you to another lever in your career.
8. Save time and money
When seeking ideas and know-how for a specific project, don't reinvent the wheel. The MACDL has the tools and information resources to direct you in the right direction, saving you valuable time and money.
9. Receive quality services
As the lines begin to blur between customer and member service, we are focusing on how we can provide top-notch assistance in the new millennium. When you need help, whether it's for personal or professional gain, count on the MACDL to provide one-stop guidance so you can get the job done.
10. Find business partners
As acquisitions and mergers occur at a more frequent pace and strategic alliances and partnerships become the norm, you'll most likely find a sound business partner through the MACDL.
11. Anticipate and prepare for your future
Associations envision how industry or profession will look in the coming years. While you're focusing on maintaining your daily operations, the MACDL is looking at what's to come and wants to provide you with the opportunities.