Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

About the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship
An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement honoring an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching, and/or writing.

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Award and Frequency

An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement.
This award is given out on an annual basis.


The applicant shall be anyone in the field or related to the field of librarianship. This will include publishing, library related technology, programs and services.

(any individual who adds to public perception and appreciation of libraries should be commended so that can be anyone in the field)

Application Instructions

Please complete the online application, including any supporting documentation as attachments.


Contact Information

Cheryl Malden (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2025) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-3247
Fax: 312 944-3897
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

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Selection Criteria

  • Provide evidence and example(s)  of specific (and significant) contribution(s) made which led to increased public appreciation and recognition of librarianship.
  • Provide recommendations and impact statements from those who benefitted from the individual’s work(s).
  • Provide outcome(s) of individual’s contribution(s)
  • State and prove how award grantee will continue to contribute to the increased understanding and awareness of librarianship.