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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.

Dr Tess Prendergast

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Dr Tess Prendergast
University of British Columbia


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    Tess has spent the last 20 years working in public libraries in Canada. She is currently finishing a PhD in early literacy. You can read more about her research on her blog at www.inclusiveearlyliteracy.wordpress.com and you can see some samples of her approaches to storytime on her program blog www.storytimesbytess.wordpress.com.


    Current Work
    University of British Columbia (Public Library)
    Adjunct Professor
    Vancouver Public Library
    Children's Librarian


    Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
    University of Regina

    Master of Library and Information Studies , Library and Information Studies
    University of British Columbia

    Doctor of Philosophy (ABD) , Language and Literacy
    University of British Columbia