special projects librarian and lecturer at Rutgers University

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Kranich holds a Master of Arts degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Masters in Public Administration from New York University. Since receiving her Master of Arts degree in 1973, she has worked in academic and public libraries and as a library educator. During these more than 40 years, she has actively participated in the work of the American Library Association and served as President in 2000-2001. Her curriculum vita, alone, supports awarding her this honor. Nancy Kranich has, beyond a doubt, made significant contributions to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship in everything she has done.

Awards Won

Title Year
Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a gold-framed citation, honoring an individual for contributing significantly to the general public’s recognition and appreciation of librarianship, outside the usual awareness of activities expected of a professional. These skills engender admiration for the profession as critical to the 21st Century, attract broad attention, and perhaps inspire career choices by others.

2015 - Recipient(s)