Haycock wins Herbert and Virginia White Award for Promoting Librarianship

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ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

May 2001

Haycock wins Herbert and Virginia White Award for Promoting Librarianship

Kenneth Haycock, professor and director of the graduate school of library, archival and information studies at the University of British Columbia, is the 2001 recipient of the Virginia and Herbert White Award for Promoting Librarianship.

The $1,000 award and citation donated by Virginia and Herbert White, honors an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing.

"Ken is one of the true leaders of our profession, as evidenced by a career devoted not only to teaching, writing and speaking, but to service internationally, nationally and locally," Award Chair Ann K. Symons said.

"Ken has been a true advocate of the field by his example in demonstrating what librarianship has to offer to our communities," Symons continued. "He has clearly contributed significantly to the public recognition and profession of librarianship."

Dr. Haycock is a librarian, educator and author/editor who works tirelessly to promote librarianship, and is a strong voice for the profession. Haycock is very active in the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the ALA, and contributed to the successful publication "Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning," which defines school library media programs.

"His publication of the journal
Teacher Librarian continues to promote the message of collaboration in school libraries," said Erlene Bishop Killeen, library media specialist.

Haycock served as President of AASL, 1997-98. He is a member of the ALA Executive Board and chaired the Congress on Professional Education. He has served on numerous ALA committees including Council, and has received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal from the Governor General for contributions to Canadian Society and the Beta Phi Mu Award from the University of Michigan.

Haycock received his bachelor's degree from Western Ontario; 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. He holds a doctorate in administration and leadership from Brigham Young University.

The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 19, during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.