An ACLEA First
Since the 1970s ACLEA would annually publish and mail to members a directory of its members with addresses and phone numbers. Many found this directory to be one of the most beneficial aspects of membership, because it allowed them to routinely reach out to friends and colleagues with questions, and in general to keep in touch. In the days before the internet the directory saved a lot of time.
In the mid 90s ACLEA launched its first website, and one of its features was a pdf of the print directory. The website grew increasingly sophisticated, and by the early 2000s the directory became a true online, searchable database with (relatively) real time information about members. Today, of course, members can edit their listings in “real” real time and search for fellow members in any number of ways.
Member since 1988