Mark Obrien

Improving Your Online Experience

Blog Post created by Mark Obrien on May 21, 2010

If you try to log on to this weekend you might notice that the site is down The site is not down because we are performing routine maintenance.  Rather, we are making significant changes to refresh the site and improve its usability. On Monday, when we officially relaunch, you’ll notice the following improvements on



  • A dynamic home page, featuring a Content Carousel with the latest news, programs and events

  • An easier way to navigate and interact with the site, featuring QuickLinks

  • A faster way to and find what you want, powered by Google Search

  • A  fresh re-design, with a lighter, brighter and more open architecture

So be sure to be sure logon to on Monday and see for yourself, then let us know what you think of the new site at

However, the website refresh is not the only change that we’re making to improve your online experience. This summer, were also implementing significant upgrades to the ACS Network.   The upgrades will include enhancements to current functionality by providing private messaging, bookmarking, better document collaboration tools, enhanced filtering and improvements to connections/friending.

Staff are also actively engaged in completing the process to opt-in of all ACS Members into the ACS Network, thus the Network an on-line member directory.

We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to releasing this new functionality.