Seeking nominations for the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/13/2015

Contact:

Cheryl Malden

Program Officer

Governance

3124859845

cherylmalden@sbcglobal.net

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. The Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship was established in 2004 and recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching or writing.   Former award recipients include Nancy Kranich (2015), former ALA president; Wendy Newman (2011), former Canadian Library Association president; Michael Gorman (2010), former American Library Association president; and Mary Dempsey (2007), former Chicago library commissioner.  The award includes $1,000 and a gold-framed citation. 

The online application form can be found at www.ala.org/tools/Ken-Haycock-award-promoting-librarianship-nomination-form  and must be submitted to ALA by December 1, 2015.  Selection of the awardee will be made by the middle of February 2016 and announced in March 2016.  For additional information, contact Award Jury Chair Teri Switzer, tswitzer@uccs.edu or Cheryl Malden, ALA Governance Office, cmalden@ala.org