Dynamic Doers

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Dynamic Doers

Welcome to a showcase of the dynamic doers--a snapshot of those singled out by the American Library Association in 2010 for dedicating themselves to the profession, who have gone above and beyond, and whose contributions have been so significant and so varied. They have been recognized by their colleagues and friends for jobs well done. From Joseph W. Lippincott recipient Thomas C. Phelps, the mastermind of the popular "Let's Talk About It" reading and discussion series, to Queens Borough(N.Y.) Public Library, the recipient of the Marshall Cavendish Excellence in Library Programming Award for responding to community needs in the area of cancer detection, American Libraries is proud to highlight the Association's best of the best. What follows is only a glimpse of the 300+ awards presented annually by ALA, its divisions, round tables, offices, and other units. Meet more winners at www.ala.org.


Mentor to Students

Beta Phi Mu Award of $1,000 for distinguished service to education in librarianship.

Donor. Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society.

Ken Haycock, professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose (Calif.) State University, was commended for his long and distinguished career as an educator and mentor to students, faculty, board members, and librarians; outstanding and far - reaching service to librarianship in the United States and Canada; history of leadership in a variety of important library organizations, institutions, government agencies, and boards; laudable record of research, publication, professional activity, and honors; and lifelong commitment to scholarship.


Haycock has held senior positions in both his native Canada and the United States, including director of the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies. He is also senior partner at Ken Haycock and Associates, Inc., which works with organizations to build capacity for leadership, collaboration, and advocacy.

At ALA, Haycock has served as chair of the National Steering Committee for the Congress on Professional Education and was a member of the Presidential Initiative Task Force on Education and Training, the Committee on Education, the Committee on Accreditation, the Association's governing Council, and the Executive Board. He has also been president of many national and international associations, including the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and the Canadian Library Association. Haycock established and chaired the awards jury of the First International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, served as director for North America of the International Association of School Librarianship, and was founding president of the Council for Canadian Learning Resources, initiating Canada's only national journal for the review of Canadian books and other media for young people.

Haycock is the recipient of several significant professional honors and awards, including ALA's Herbert and Virginia White Award for promoting the profession of librarian-ship, the Canadian Library Association's (CLA) Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award, CLA's Margaret B. Scott Award of Merit, and ALISE's Service Award and Professional Contributions to Library and Information Science Education Award.


Integrators of Technology and Research

ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award of $1,500 is presented to an individual, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning, application, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

Donor: Information Today, Inc.

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor started its Enriching Scholarship program in 1998, a collaborative effort between the university library, campus information technology divisions, and campus - wide academic support units that offer dozens of workshops in a weeklong curriculum each year.

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