Online Meeting Space from ALA & OPAL

Basically, though, ALA has four rooms available for groups to use – two 25-seat rooms, one 50-seat room, and one 100-seat room. Because these are virtual spaces, they’re available 24/7. Any ALA unit (divisions, round tables, sections, committees, etc.) or ALA-affiliated group can use a room to hold a meeting (following existing ALA bylaws for meetings), a discussion group, or as a presentation space for up to 100 participants. OPAL rooms provide:

  • Text chat (including the ability to save the transcript);
  • Voice chat for participants with microphones and speakers (including the ability to record the conversation);
  • The ability  to display web pages or slides for presentations;
  • Co-browsing web pages;
  • The ability for participants to ask questions via text chat.