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The launch of the new ALA Connect, scheduled for April 25, 2018, has been delayed due to technical issues. During final testing some critical issues related to navigation, tagging, and the structure of parent-child relationships were discovered.

The vendor is working to resolve these issues. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience.

While we're waiting to get started, please check out the resources and training on the support site. We'll keep you updated, in particular, we will communicate when we have a firm launch date.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Pam Akins, Community Engagement Specialist, at alaconnectmigration@ala.org.

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Kathleen de la Peña McCook holds the MA from the University of Chicago, Graduate Library School and PhD in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was honored to give the 2010 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture on "Librarians and Human Rights." Kathleen wrote an annual review of library union activities for the journal, Progressive Librarian, from 2006-2011: "There is Power in a Union." She is a member of AFT Local 7463 and the Progressive Librarians Guild. In 2016 Kathleen was honored by REFORMA with the Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018 her third edition of_ Introduction to Public Librarianship_ in collaboration with Jenny Bossaller was published by ALA editions.


MA, Graduate Library School, 1974
University of Chicago

PhD, Library Science, 1980
University of Wisconsin-Madison

BA, Literature, 1969
University of Illinois

MA, Literature, 1970
Marquette University