Haycock, Sannwald seek 2002-2003 ALA presidency

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ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

October 23, 2000

Haycock, Sannwald seek 2002-2003 ALA presidency

Ken Haycock, professor and director at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and William W. Sannwald, assistant to the city manager, library design and development for the city of San Diego, are candidates for the 2002-2003 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

Haycock is a current member of the ALA’s Executive Board and a past president ofthe American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the ALA. He also chaired the ALA steering committee for the Congress on Professional Education, held last year in Washington D.C. He was the youngest-ever president of the Canadian Library Association and received its outstanding service to librarianship award in 1991.

Until 1992, Haycock served as director of program services with the Vancouver School Board. He has been a department head, special librarian, principal of a large elementary school, senior education official, public library trustee and elected school board president.

He received the Baker and Taylor Distinguished Service Award from AASL in 1996 and has written more than 100 articles and books. He has served as a consultant for universities, libraries, school systems, professional associations and governments in five countries, and is the elected chair of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on Education and Training.

Haycock received his master’s degree in education from the University of Ottawa and his master’s in library and information studies from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He holds a doctorate in administration and leadership from Brigham Young University (Salt Lake City).

Sannwald is a past president of the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), was elected to the LAMA Executive Board three times and has chaired LAMA and Public Library Association (PLA) section nominating committees.

He has served on the ALA Standards Committee, and currently serves on president’s program committees for PLA and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). LAMA, PLA and ACRL are divisions of the ALA.

He served as the director of the San Diego Public Library for 18 years, and has worked in public libraries in Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan. He teaches a variety of courses in the marketing and management departments at San Diego State University and was selected as the Outstanding Professor in the College of Business Administration at SDSU.

The San Diego chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented him with its highest award, the Irving Gill award, for his contributions to library architecture. He has been involved in the construction of more than 30 library buildings and authored the
ALA’s Checklist of Library Building Considerations. He has delivered papers at national and international conferences for the last 15 years.

Sannwald received his master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University (River Forest, Ill.) and his master’s in business administration from Loyola University (Chicago).

ALA members current as of January 31 will vote on the spring 2001 ballot. The candidate elected will serve as ALA vice president/president-elect for 2001-2002 and as president the following year.